Pharmacy

Sumit Dutta of OptumRx on how the PBM Responded to Pandemic

December 23, 2020

In this week's episode, MHE's Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein spoke with Sumit Dutta, Optum Rx chief medical officer. The two spoke about COVID-19 vaccines and how the pharmacy benefit market responded to the pandemic.

Accumulator, Maximizer Regulation Picks up at the State Level

December 12, 2020

The five states have moved to prohibit accumulators and maximizers as the federal government takes a hands-off approach, according to John “Jack” S. Linehan, a lawyer at Epstein Becker Green, who is featured in this second part of a two-part video series.

Wolters Kluwer's Denise Basow Shares the Importance of Uniting Prescribers, Pharmacists at the Point of Care

October 07, 2020

In this week’s episode of Tuning Into the C-Suite, MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Denise Basow, president and CEO of Clinical Effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer. Briana and Basow discussed the importance of uniting prescribers and pharmacists at the point of care and how this form of care can create more efficient and effective operations within health systems.

MHE 2020 Annual Pharmacy Survey pt. 3

July 31, 2020

As it has done with so much else in healthcare, COVID-19 dominated our 2020 annual pharmacy survey. The disease was addressed in 10 of our 13 areas we covered, either within the question itself or as a possible answer. Third of three parts. See more in our Surveys tab.

MHE 2020 Annual Pharmacy Survey pt. 2

July 30, 2020

As it has done with so much else in healthcare, COVID-19 dominated our 2020 annual pharmacy survey. The disease was addressed in 10 of our 13 areas we covered, either within the question itself or as a possible answer. Second of three parts. See more in our Surveys tab.

MHE 2020 Annual Pharmacy Survey

July 28, 2020

As it has done with so much else in healthcare, COVID-19 dominated our 2020 annual pharmacy survey. The disease was addressed in 10 of our 13 areas we covered, either within the question itself or as a possible answer. First of three parts. See more in our Surveys tab.

Opinion: The Future of Pharmacy Care Services, Post-Pandemic

July 27, 2020

Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer for Optum Rx and member of the Managed Healthcare Executive® Editorial Advisory Board, David Calabrese, provides his commentary on the future of pharmacy care services after the coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Levin talks PBMs and how Scripta is Tackling the Market's Challenges for Patients

July 22, 2020

MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with CEO of Scripta, Eric Levin. The two discussed the current state of the pharmacy benefit market and how the Scripta organization has been assisting its clients and their prescriptions prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and during.

How COVID has Shaped Consumer Health, Prescription Drug Trends

July 20, 2020

SingleCare analyzed consumer prescription demand and fill data in the weeks leading up to shelter in place orders, beginning in March, and the subsequent months after the pandemic to see how COVID has impacted the healthcare trends of Americans.

David Calabrese of OptumRx Talks Top Three Drugs in Pipeline, Industry Trends in Q2

July 01, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into The C-Suite podcast, MHE's Briana Contreras chatted with David Calabrese, R.Ph, MHP, who is senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer of pharmacy care services company, OptumRx. David is also a member of Managed Healthcare Executives’ Editorial Advisory Board. During the discussion, he shared the OptumRx Quarter 2 Drug Pipeline Insights Report of 2020. Some of the information shared includes the three notable drugs currently being reviewed or those that have been recently approved by the FDA. Also discussed were any interesting industry trends to watch for.

4 Ways PBMs are Changing

June 22, 2020

Pharmacy benefit managers are taking steps to be more responsible for the total cost of care and to become more transparent, while adding technology tools to support patients, payers and physicians in a post-COVID-19 world.

The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role in a COVID-19 Vaccine

June 11, 2020

Drug makers around the world are racing to develop the first effective COVID-19 vaccine. Early efforts show promise, but an anticipated jump in the novel coronavirus cases in the fall means the sooner a vaccine is developed, the more lives can be saved-and the pharmaceutical industry plays a major role in this discovery.

Siponimod Enters Crowded Market of DMTs for SPMS

June 04, 2020

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) found siponimod has benefits for patients with active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, but its benefits were in line with other therapies in a crowded marketplace.