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Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare

Feds Take a Pass on Co-Pay Offsets Under Obamacare The implosion of the Affordable Care Act’s vaunted healthcare.gov benefit enrollment process has obscured a far more critical issue for big Pharma:  how much leeway do companies have in promoting durable brand affiliations among the potentially millions of new patients with subsidized access to new  medicines? […]
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The Rx Industry, PBMs, and Obamacare

By Tom Norton A significant, though as yet not fully understood player in the launch of Obamacare is the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry.  This uncertainty, due in part to the current Obamacare IT chaos, has more than a few Rx leaders worrying about how the PBMs tied to insurers in the program will end […]
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EMRs and Registries in the Era of Healthcare Reform

By David Thompson and Daniel Levy Advances in health information technology and new federal financial incentives are fueling rapid growth in the use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The growth of EMRs presents a host of opportunities and challenges for the conduct of practice-based registry studies, reducing the burden of data entry but at […]
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Co-Pay Offset Programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces: Causes for Concern

Co-Pay Offset Programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces As the health insurance marketplaces begin enrollment next week and go-live on January 1, 2014, several issues continue to be a source of significant confusion to manufacturers, payers and millions of consumers who will be purchasing health insurance for the first time through an exchange.  Many of these […]
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Budget Cutters Propose Big Hits on Pharma

By Jill Wechsler, Washington Correspondent. The Obama administration’s budget plan for fiscal year 2014 apparently assumes that the pharmaceutical industry can support Medicare and other health programs through changes in drug coverage and payments. It also relies on industry fees to keep the Food and Drug Administration up and running. Meanwhile, FDA and other public […]
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