AJMC® in the Press, December 22, 2017

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

An article in Record Searchlight mentioned a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) in its article on how pharmacy companies game the Medicare system. The highlighted study, “Impact of Health Reform on Young Adult Prescription Medication Utilization,” found that the dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act was associated with an increase in prescription medication expenditures, especially for anti-infectives, among young adults.

The CDC made headlines this week with reports that a budget analyst told colleagues to avoid 7 terms in their budget requests. As an article in Express Newsline outlined the 7 words and possible implications, an AJMC® interview with Rush D. Holt, PhD, a physicist-turned-Congressman who is now CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was mentioned. During the interview published on AJMC.com, Holt discussed his thoughts on the 7 words, explaining that while some of the terms on the list are “obvious ideological targets,” the inclusion of “evidence-based” is harder to explain, until one digs deeper. The interview was also mentioned in the National Pharmaceutical Council’s CER Daily Newsfeed on Tuesday.