Most-Read Print Managed Healthcare Executive® Articles of 2021

Many of the most-read articles from the print issues of Managed Healthcare Executive® focused on the cost of therapies.

The Price Tags on the COVID-19 Vaccines

Governments are the only buyers so far, and the amounts they are paying varies.

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The Pandemic Pause: When Cancer Care Was Put on Hold

Screening and some care have been canceled or deferred. Will more illness and deaths result?

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Generic Drug Price Tags: Too High. And Too Low. Competition Can Help Create an In-Between.

Low prices and some gaming of regulations can drive out competitors and create monopolies that allow generic makers to jack up their prices. Experience has shown that it often takes multiple generics to achieve the promised-for downward pressure on prices.

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The Rise in Formulary Exclusions

PBMs say exclusions are important for negotiating lower prices on behalf of health plans and members. Some payer and provider groups say they interfere with patient access to medicines.

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How ‘White Bagging’ Affects Patients, Physicians and 340B Funding

Having specialty pharmacies fill prescriptions may lower costs, but critics of the practice see safety issues and other drawbacks.

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