Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, stroke April 16, 2017By Tracey WalkerA new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%. One plan’s unique approach to combat diabetes, obesity April 14, 2017By Roy Beveridge MDThis novel approach aims to help those already struggling with obesity and diabetes, but eventually win the fight against this epidemic. Partnership aims to make insulin more affordable April 14, 2017By Tracey WalkerCVS, Novo Nordisk launch a prescription savings program to help patients afford essential medications. Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era. Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdose April 11, 2017By Tracey WalkerTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help. Prevent polypharmacy problems April 08, 2017By Mari EdlinPolypharmacy presents real problems—especially for older adults. New therapies show promise in treating diabetesNew updates in insulin products, as well as non-pharma therapies are on the horizon for diabetes. Shifting trends in the pharmaceutical marketplace: What to watch March 31, 2017By Bryant FurlowFrom public furor over price hikes to the loss of patent protections for blockbuster drugs, big changes are afoot in the pharmaceutical marketplace. Read more. Incremental clinical advances for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy March 31, 2017By Bryant FurlowJust last year, the FDA approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) for DMD, over the recommendations of FDA scientists and an external scientific advisory committee. Read more. Rapid oncology innovation raises management challenges for payers March 31, 2017By Bryant FurlowOncology is a complex and rapidly-evolving management challenge for payers.