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Alignment Between Manufacturers, Payers Key to Improving Specialty Drug Affordability and AccessJune 22nd 2022
Panelists taking part in an AHIP 2022 session discuss collaborative strategies among payers, manufacturers, and policy makers to address challenges regarding affordability and access of novel disease modifying drugs entering the marketplace.
Appropriate ED Utilization Leading to Better Care Coordination
Addressing avoidable emergency department (ED) utilization takes interventions in partnership with providers.
What We’re Reading: Combating Drug Prices; Fauci Warns on Delta Variant; Health Care GapsJune 23rd 2021
Blue Cross Blue Shield aims to fight increasing drug prices with a new pharmacy solutions company; Anthony Fauci, MD, warns about the growing threat from the Delta variant; COVID-19–related death rates highest in Texas border counties.
Empagliflozin Linked to 20% Drop in Care Costs for T2D, CVDDecember 15th 2020
An outcomes-based agreement conducted by Boehringer Ingelheim and Highmark found that use of Jardiance (empagliflozin) among adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and known cardiovascular disease (CVD) was associated with a total cost of care savings of over 20%.