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Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

There has been heightened scrutiny over pharmacy benefit managers' role in drug pricing in recent years. Anthem's creation of its own pharmacy benefit management company could drive change throughout the industry as health plans and PBMs aim to maintain their competitive edge, experts said.

Senate committee seeks answers on drug pricing

Senate committee seeks answers on drug pricing

On Oct. 17 the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hear testimony from officials representing big pharma, generic drug manufacturers and pharmacists in an attempt to understand prescription drug costs.

Express Scripts to acquire EviCore Healthcare for $3.6B

Express Scripts to acquire EviCore Healthcare for $3.6B

Pharmacy benefit manger Express Scripts will acquire medical benefits management company EviCore Healthcare for $3.6 billion, a move that will allow the company to access that growing market, the company said Tuesday.

Saline supply hamstrung by Puerto Rico disaster

Saline supply hamstrung by Puerto Rico disaster

The natural disaster in Puerto Rico has knocked out the manufacturing capacity for small volumes of sodium chloride and dextrose at one of two major suppliers. That could send a ripple effect throughout the U.S. healthcare industry.

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