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Branded-drug price hikes dwarf higher utilization of lower-cost generics

Branded-drug price hikes dwarf higher utilization of lower-cost generics

In 2017, brand-name prescription drugs made up only 17% of total prescriptions filled but represented 79% of total drug spending, according to an updated study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

LifePoint finalizes merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners

By Tara Bannow  |  November 16, 2018
LifePoint finalizes merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners

LifePoint Health has finalized its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners. The rural hospital operator has been purchased by affiliates of the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which owns RCCH.



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Pharmacists take aim at benefit managers

Pharmacists take aim at benefit managers

Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to close up shop.

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