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CVS Caremark Puts Eliquis Back On Its Formularies

June 24, 2022

The American College of Cardiology and patient groups pushed the PBM to reverse its decision to take Eliquis off its formularies. CVS Caremark says it changed course after negotiating a lower net price.

Paxlovid Rebound: Rare But Real

June 14, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases that less than 1% of patients at high risk for experiencing severe COVID-19 who were treated with Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) experienced a second bout of COVID-19.

FTC Launches Inquiry Into PBM Industry

June 07, 2022

The Federal Trade Commission says its inquiry “will shed light on” clawbacks, potentially unfair audits, rebates and other business practices of the pharmacy benefits management (PBM) industry. Today’s announcement says the commission will be requiring information from the six largest PBMs.

The Long COVID's Long Shadow: CDC Researchers Document Health Conditions After Acute Phase Is Over

May 30, 2022

One in 4 COVID-19 patients in the 18-64 age group experienced at least one of the 26 conditions that may be associated with COVID-19, according to CDC researchers. However, the study did not differentiate the risk by vaccination status or SARS-CoV-2 strain, both of which may affect the risk of post-acute conditions and symptoms.