Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increase July 06, 2016 By Erin Bastick As asthma prevalence continues to rise in the adult and pediatric populations, U.S. healthcare spending on medications, especially branded inhalers, is expected to increase. Increased utilization driving pharmacy spend in exchange plans July 06, 2016 By Tracey Walker Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report found that utilization, particularly for traditional meds, was one of the biggest factors driving spending in 2015, accounting for more than half of the exchange plans $99 PMPY increase in spending between 2014 and 2015. Real-world results determine value-based price for specialty drugs June 30, 2016 By Marc O'Connor In an era when adherence to specialty pharmaceuticals is disturbingly low, value-based pricing needs real-world results, not single-arm accelerated trials. Entresto may prevent death in some heart failure patients June 27, 2016 By Tracey Walker Timely and broad use of Entresto could prevent or postpone more than 28,000 US deaths per year among HFrEF patients, according to research in JAMA Cardiology. Survey finds stakeholders lack understanding of biosimilars June 26, 2016 By Tracey Walker It is important to look at how the introduction of biosimilars in the United States may affect your business and your stakeholders and plan for those changes accordingly, according to a new report. Four ways healthcare executives can gain consumer trust June 09, 2016 By Tracey Walker Insurers are gaining trust while pharma moves backwards in trust. Find out why. Effective patient messaging drives higher value healthcare June 09, 2016 By Robert Oscar Medication non-adherence is a growing issue for patients, physicians and health plans. Here’s one effective solution. Biosimilars uptake may lag for cancer patients, physicians June 08, 2016 By Bryant Furlow Biosimilars will have a significant impact on cancer treatment, with the potential to drive cost savings, but will patients and providers be accepting? Experts debate best treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer patients June 08, 2016 By Bryant Furlow De-escalated maintenance or “drug holidays”: What’s best for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer? Weighing value in HER2+ breast cancer treatment June 07, 2016 By Bryant Furlow Targeted treatments of HER2-positive breast cancers have dramatically prolonged many patients’ lives. But treatment outcomes in clinical trial settings don’t always translate into comparable real-world clinical value.