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.
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its coverage.
A Washington University researcher has pinpointed six biomarkers that could lead to a simple breathalyzer test for malaria.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.
CommonWell members and Carequality participants will now have an easier time exchanging patient data, an example of vendor-driven interoperability.