Tag Archives: formulary

The Vanishing Rx Patient Assistance Programs?

by Tom Norton In the early 1990’s, during the debate over the Clinton healthcare plan, I recall sitting in an interesting meeting at my pharma company headquarters. In response to the Clinton’s charges that the industry was “price gouging,” my firm was proposing that we provide free prescription products to any patients who could not […]
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No 'One Drug Per Therapeutic Class' for Congress

by Tom Norton As many of you may recall, earlier this year I commented on a section of the new Obamacare law that directed Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in the new healthcare program, effective January 1, 2014.  The theory was that if Congress mandated Obamacare for all Americans, then Members of […]
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Those Amazing 'Gold Plated, Cadillac Care' Drug Programs

by Tom Norton Not too many years ago, while employed by one of America’s leading Rx manufacturers, I remember stepping up to a retail drug store counter to pick up a prescription.  As the pharmacist handed me my script, he said, “Wow.  I don’t know what kind of health insurance you have, but I have […]
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Less is More: HHS Austerity Care

By Tom Norton As the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) circles around the elements of health care that will actually be included in our new “Essential Health Benefits” (EHB), one aspect of the EHB offering has caused a tremendous stir among dozens of health groups.  Their collective concern is focused on the […]
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