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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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Forbes Health Summit: Industry Leaders Ponder the New World of Consumer-Driven Care

In health care, it is the lowly consumer who is now calling the shots, driving product and process innovation in areas ranging from electronic medical records [EMR] to retail health clinics. This was the main theme among discussants at the Forbes magazine Healthcare Summit held here in New York on October 10.  The central question:  […]
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National Chains Carefully Circle Obamacare

by Tom Norton While US Pharma anxiously watches the initial roll out of Obamacare, there are those entities closely associated with the innovator Rx business that have a very different view on what Obamacare means to their concerns.  These firms are carefully circling the new law, thoughtfully observing its implementation, and, generally, viewing its startup […]
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The First Day of Obamacare: Is US Pharma Ready?

by Tom Norton For more than three years, the US pharmaceutical industry has known that today would arrive. So this is it. The first day that eligible U.S. citizens can sign up for Obamacare — and enjoy the prospect of prescription drug insurance, effective January 1st, 2014. I have spent the last week surveying many […]
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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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