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Experts Tell Congress How to Cut Drug Prices
Are Drugs Cheaper Using Cash?
[Opinion] The Prescription Drug Supply Chain 'Black Box': How It Works and Why You Should Care (PDF)
Prescription Drugs May Cost More with Insurance Than Without It
[Opinion] NCPA Comments to FTC Shine Spotlight on PBMs
[Opinion] Will CVS-Aetna Merger Lower Costs?
CVS-Aetna Merger Could Change How Employers Buy Health Benefits
CVS-Aetna Deal to Change How Big Employers Buy Health Benefits
Follow the Dollar: Understanding How the Pharmaceutical Distribution and Payment System Shapes the Prices of Brand Medicines
The Specialty Drug Challenge: An Executive Overview (PDF)
Drug Pricing Crisis and the Role of the Intermediary: How Did We End Up Here? (PPT)
Employer Premiums Rise Nearly 7% in 2017 as Employees Absorb More of Health Insurance Cost
[Opinion] How Ethics and Transparency Can Solve the PBM Crisis
[Opinion] Start with Pharmacy to Reduce Healthcare Costs
Anthem's In-House Drug Plan: What Should Employers Expect?
Lower Rx Cost Trend Increases Projected for 2018
A Path Toward Understanding and Lowering U.S. Prescription Drug Spending
Health Insurer Anthem Brings Pharmacy Business In-House, Taps CVS to Help
[Opinion] NCPA Statement for House HELP Committee Hearing on the Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay (PDF)
Combatting the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
California Governor Signs Drug Pricing Transparency Law
[Opinion] Municipality Sues Over Drug Cost Increase: $40 Vial Now Costs $35,000
Insurers Are Slow to Approve Pricey New Cholesterol Drugs
Value-Based Contracting for Drugs and Medical Devices: An Innovative Solution Impaired by Outdated Regs
Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use
Hospitals, Health Insurers Biggest Sources of Rising Health Costs
High Prescription Drug Cost Trends Projected to Be Lower for 2018
Pharmacy Benefit Management of Opioid Prescribing: The Role of Employers and Insurers
Amazon in Talks with PBMs Over Pharma Supply Chain
Prescription Drug Spending in U.S. Among Highest Worldwide
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Memo: Creation of the 2018 Benefit Year HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Adult Models -- Draft Prescription Drug (RXCUIs) to HHS Drug Classes (RXCs) Crosswalk (PDF)
Cost Is Top Reason for Not Filling a Medication Prescription
[Opinion] Drawing a Line in the Sand: Employers Must Rethink Pharmacy Benefit Strategies (PDF)
The Price Isn't Right: States' Drug Pricing Transparency Laws
How Price Transparency Can Lower Healthcare Costs
Health Insurers Enter Fray in Drug Price Fight
[Opinion] Curbing Prescription Drug Prices Through the PBM Model
CMS Issues Part D Premiums for 2018
Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, But Are Consumers Benefiting?
Take the Generic Drug -- Unless Insurer Says No
[Official Guidance] Medicare Projects Decrease in Drug Premiums for 2018
PBMs Are Targets in Nevada's Diabetes Drug-Pricing Transparency Bill
Will Point-of-Sale Rebates Disrupt the PBM Business?
[Opinion] Myth vs. Fact: What's Behind Drug Prices
Link Between Rising Generic Drug Prices and Market Competition Levels
Ohio Takes Drug Price Measure to Voting Booth
Getting to the Root of High Prescription Drug Prices: Drivers and Potential Solutions
[Opinion] Unaccountable Benefit Managers: How PBMs Put Profits Over Over Patients
[Opinion] NCPA Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on the Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay (PDF)
[Opinion] Manhattan Institute Testimony to the Senate HELP Committee on the Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay (PDF)
Capitol Hill Debate Over Drug Prices Shifts to PBMs
Medicaid Prior Authorization and Opioid Medication Abuse and Overdose
Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying PBM Feud
Prescription Drug Price Rebates May Raise Out-of-Pocket and Federal Spending
Insurers Digging Through the Numbers on Oncology Treatments
Best Practices for Managing Costs of Orphan Drugs (PDF)
[Opinion] NCPA Offers House Committee Suggestions to Enhance Medicare, Increase Access to Prescription Drugs
2017 Milliman Medical Index
Prescription Drug Costs Break Through the Partisan Logjam
No Standing for Union Health Plan Claims Against Sanofi for Free Drug Sample Scheme

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