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NOW AVAILABLE: The 2024 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Drug Channels

Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers , available for purchase and immediate download. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (press release) Review pricing/license options and download the full 2024 report We’re offering special discounted pricing if you order before April 8, 2024. The 2024 Economic Report on U.S.

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Understanding CVS Health/McKesson and Why Pharmacies Lose Money on GLP-1s (rerun)

Drug Channels

Despite skyrocketing sales for anti-obesity GLP-1 drugs, many retail pharmacies are losing money on every prescription. The common factor behind these two disparate situations: Pharmaceutical wholesalers’ unusual pricing for brand-name drugs sold to pharmacies, hospitals, and other buyers.

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Elevance to buy Kroger’s specialty pharmacy

BioPharma Drive: Drug Pricing

Major pharmacy benefit managers continue to double down on specialty as a reliable source of business amid a growing crop of pharmacy upstarts.

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Available for Preorder: The 2024 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Drug Channels

Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. On March 19, 2024, Drug Channels Institute will release The 2024 Economic Report on U.S. This report—our fifteenth edition—remains the most comprehensive, fact-based tool for understanding the entire U.S. drug pricing, reimbursement, and dispensing system. prescription drug channels.

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Vertical Integration Lessons: The Economics and Strategies of Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies (rerun)

Drug Channels

For updated data on hospital-owned specialty pharmacies, see Chapter 3 of DCI's new 2024 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. As many of you know, hospitals and health systems have emerged as significant participants in the specialty pharmacy industry.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2023: the Lifeguard Pharmacy study

On Medicine

The Lifeguard Pharmacy study tests whether a community pharmacy response service would offer a discreet and accessible help-seeking avenue for people experiencing suicidal ideation and/or domestic abuse. Monthly visits to the pharmacies by the research team monitored intervention fidelity. How did we do it?

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Medicare Part D in 2024: Smaller Pharmacies Abandon Preferred Pharmacy Networks

Drug Channels

In a previous article , I highlighted the largest pharmacy chains that will participate in the 2024 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP). Plans from Aetna, Humana, WellCare, and UnitedHealthcare will not have any independent pharmacies participating via PSAOs as preferred pharmacies.