Expert Interviews

Perry Cohen, CEO of The Pharmacy Group, Talks Countries' COVID-19 Responses

January 29, 2021

In this second part of a two-part video series, MHE Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras speak with Perry Cohen, Pharm. D., CEO of The Pharmacy Group. Perry has been on MHE's Editorial Advisory Board for over 25 years and has contributed a number of interviews and guest articles toward the publication. In this discussion, Briana, Peter and Perry talked about Sweden, Japan and the United States' response to COVID-19 and Cohen addresses the U.S.'s response under the new President Joe Biden Administration.

Meet the Board: Perry Cohen of The Pharmacy Group Talks Current PBM Status

January 28, 2021

In this first of a two-part video series, MHE Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein and Associate Editor Briana Contreras speak with Perry Cohen, Pharm. D., CEO of The Pharmacy Group. Perry has been on MHE's Editorial Advisory Board for over 25 years and has contributed a number of interviews and guest articles toward the publication. In this discussion, Briana, Peter and Perry talked about the current pharmacy benefits market as well as Sweden, Japan and the United States' response to COVID-19.

Drug use, Distribution Among Members of OptumRx

January 10, 2021

Sumit Dutta, MD, MBA, of OptumRx, talks to MHE about drug use among Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and about vaccine distribution to its members in this part two of a two-part video interview series.

Sumit Dutta of OptumRx Discusses COVID Vaccines, How PBM was Affected by the Pandemic

January 09, 2021

There currently aren't enough vaccines in the United States, and between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the two are very important to get their hands on, Sumit Dutta, MD, MBA, of OptumRx, says in this part one of a two-part video interview series.

Addressing SDoH, COVID-19 Vaccine at BCBS Minnesota

January 04, 2021

In this final part of a three-part video series, Craig Samitt, CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota talks with MHE about their focus on social determinants of health and the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Future of BCBS Minnesota with MLRs, Investing in Telehealth Models

January 02, 2021

In this second of a three-part video series, Craig Samitt, CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota talks with MHE about healthcare utilization, MLR rates and investing in telehealth models for the better care of its members.