Jayson Slotnik, partner at Health Policy Strategies, Inc, addresses the most recent developments in value-based contracting and how it affects specialty pharmacy at this year's Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit in Las Vegas.
Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, vice president of Biosimilars at Cardinal Health, spoke on pharmacists playing a bigger role in driving biosimilar adoption in 2023 and beyond during Asembia's 2022 Specialty Pharmacy Summit in Las Vegas.
IQVIA’s Lucas Greenwalt says manufacturers need to provide patient assistance if they want their new brands to meet sales goals as payers devise strategies to cope with cost and the increasing number of ultra-expensive medications skyrockets.
The Build Back Better legislation would have had far-reaching effects on Medicare Parts B and D but the legislation has stalled, and it is unclear if any significant federal legislation affecting specialty pharamcy will pass this year. Meanwhile, several states are addressing white bagging, according to Tracy Russell of CoverMyMeds.
MMIT’s Jayne Hornung says that coverage of prescription digital therapeutics is “very slim” right now but that would likely change with Medicare coverage. And legislation to do just that has been introduced in the House and Senate.
Tracy Russell, senior director of state government affairs at CoverMyMeds addressed what piece of new federal legislation will have the biggest effect on specialty pharmacy and what the Biden administration's emphasis on healthcare equity will do for specialty pharmacy. Russell spoke more on this topic at this year's Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit in Las Vegas.
3D printing of drugs at home. Simulated drug combinations. Treatments tailored to microbiomes. Deloitte’s George Van Antwerp spun some futuristic scenarios for pharmacy and healthcare at the Asembia specialty pharmacy meeting in Las Vegas.
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) programs are designed to protect patients, but they can also make providers more confident about prescribing a drug, explained panelists at the Asembia specialty pharmacy meeting. And the FDA collaborates with drugmakers on the planning the particulars of the programs, said Steve Granzyk and Tiffany Abraham.