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Medco CEO Champions Robots Over Pharmacists

The role of the pharmacist in positive health outcomes – and drug company profits – is often cited in discussions around adherence to medication regimens, holistic prescribing practices and the navigation of insurance payment structures. In an attempt to demystify that role, Medco CEO David Snow told attendees at the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit […]
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Obama Deficit Plan Sides With PBMs Over Big Pharma

Amid the flurry of cost-cutting proposals aimed at guiding the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction’s (Super Committee) budgetary blade, the Obama Administration has now weighed in with a proposal to cut $248 billion from Medicare spending over ten years, and $73 billion in Medicaid and other health-related spending. The Obama plan, which would increase […]
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Generics Win in an Express Scripts/Medco deal

As a preferred generics supplier to Medco’s mail-order business, Novartis’ Sandoz division, for one, should be waiting with bated breath – and champagne at the ready – for an FTC approval of Express Scripts’ proposed $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco, which would combine two of the three largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBM), according to industry […]
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