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PHARMACY BEST PRACTICES

Partnership aims to make insulin more affordableCVS, 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 overdoseTwo 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 problemsPolypharmacy presents real problems—especially for older adults.
New therapies show promise in treating diabetes
New therapies show promise in treating diabetesNew updates in insulin products, as well as non-pharma therapies are on the horizon for diabetes.
Incremental clinical advances for Duchenne Muscular DystrophyJust 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 payersOncology is a complex and rapidly-evolving management challenge for payers.
Top challenges likely to slow adoption of biosimilarsBiosimilars will reshape clinical care and managed care pharmacy but ambiguities in the regulatory landscape and knowledge gaps among clinicians seem likely slow adoption.
Top considerations when determining whether to approve expensive drugsWeighing the ethics of approving expensive cancer drugs for patients facing terminal disease is a multifaceted endeavor. Here are some recommendations.
Expedited FDA approval plays dominant role in drug approvalsLast year was a banner year for generic drug approvals by the FDA. Find out what’s in store for 2017.