Content about Pharmacy Benefit Management

November 30, 2010

An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

November 18, 2010

The customer care team of CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit management business earned a silver medal...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. The customer care team of CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit management business earned a silver medal for its customer service by Contact Center World, CVS announced Friday.

November 17, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has created what it calls the industry’s most comprehensive specialty...

ST. LOUIS — Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has created what it calls the industry’s most comprehensive specialty benefits organization, the company announced Thursday.

 

November 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results were at the higher end of its...

November 1, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions had sales of $16.3 billion, including $2.9 billion from...

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions had sales of $16.3 billion, including $2.9 billion from specialty pharmacy operations, the company said Tuesday.

 

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT “We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, told Drug Store News in one interview last year, and it neatly encapsulates the dynamic that may be unfolding behind the scenes at the nation’s top pharmacy retailer.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens said to consider sale of PBM. For the full story, click here)

October 25, 2010

A full-service pharmacy benefit manager received its second accreditation from an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization....

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse and diversion with a multipronged legislative cudgel.

Prior to its October recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three industry-backed bills in September to help seal up the nation’s leaky prescription drug pipeline. The bills are expected to pass under “suspension of the rules,” which allows for expedited consideration of legislation.

October 13, 2010

CVS Caremark is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Educational Conference...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Educational Conference illustrating how innovative approaches to traditional plan designs can help clients reduce drug spend, improve generic dispensing rates and minimize member disruption.

The AMCP 2010 Educational Conference is being held in St. Louis from Oct. 13 to 15.

October 10, 2010

A new push to crack down on the massive and costly fraud and abuse that...

October 6, 2010

CVS Caremark has appointed Jonathan Roberts as COO of its pharmacy benefit management business. He...

October 3, 2010

The lobby for the country’s independent pharmacies is urging the Department of Health and Human...

September 28, 2010

The subject of specialty pharmacy reached a whole new level of nuance as a wide...

September 22, 2010

The independent pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management industries both praised new efforts by Congress and...

August 15, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions will acquire medical affairs company United BioSource Corp. for...

July 18, 2010

Maintaining a combative stance against the managed-care industry, the independent pharmacy lobby is urging the...

July 18, 2010

Community pharmacy never really was able to stop the mail-order juggernaut. But the U.S. Postal...

July 14, 2010

The president of a group representing the nation's independent pharmacies responded to a court ruling...

July 8, 2010

ContactCenterWorld.com has awarded CVS Caremark’s pharmacy benefit management customer care team a gold medal for...

July 6, 2010

CVS Caremark's annual insights report revealed an increase in generic dispensing rates as plan member...

June 24, 2010

Community pharmacy never really was able to stop the mail-order juggernaut. Maybe the cash-strapped U.S....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Community pharmacy never really was able to stop the mail-order juggernaut. Maybe the cash-strapped U.S. postal service will.

(THE NEWS: Plan to cut Saturday postal service draws heat from mail-order pharmacy. For the full story, click here)

June 22, 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has announced an investigation of CVS Caremark's threat to terminate...

June 21, 2010

The much-discussed plan by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday delivery has drawn...

June 17, 2010

The nation's top drug store chains have reached a new agreement in which one will...

June 9, 2010

As the war of words between Walgreens and CVS Caremark heats up this week, federal...