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PHARMACY BEST PRACTICES

How three hospitals are countering rising drug prices
How three hospitals are countering rising drug pricesRising drug costs are a big problem for all healthcare systems in the U.S. Here’s how three hospitals are addressing the problem.
Four things executives need to know to combat rising drug spendExecutives need to ask themselves four key questions to mitigate the negative impact of rising drug costs.
Biosimilar drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterpartsSystematic review provides comprehensive first look at TNF-alpha biosimilar treatments.
Drug pipeline: Anti-obesity medsObesity and associated comorbidities strain the healthcare system, so why has R&D for new weight loss medications been lackluster?
CMS proposal to address antibiotic resistance: Key takeawaysTo participate in Medicare and Medicaid, hospital and critical access hospitals (CAHs) would need to meet new criteria.
Opinion: Mail-order pharmacy market to grow significantlyShifting patient demographics will create an ideal scenario for the online/mail-order pharmacy market in the next five to ten years.
Risky antibiotic use threatens patientsA new study suggests that patients are willing to use antibiotics without contacting a doctor. Here’s how execs can curb this and avoid antibiotic resistance.
How four health plans are fighting the opioid epidemic
How four health plans are fighting the opioid epidemicFrom new outreach programs to multidisciplinary teams, here are some new strategies health plans are employing to fight the opioid epidemic
Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increase
Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increaseAs 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 plansExpress 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.