RADAR on Drug Benefits

Nearly 500 Medications See Price Hikes in New Year

After only one week into the new year, drug manufacturers have raised the list prices of almost 500 medications. On average, prices on 491 drugs have increased 5.2%, according to GoodRx, a company that tracks the co...

HHS Importation Efforts Move Ahead, but Questions Remain

Late last month, the Trump administration moved ahead with a proposed rule and draft guidance that could open the door to drug importation. The moves, it contended, would lower U.S. prescription drug prices. But ske...

Mass. Blues/PillPack Deal Shows Demand for Convenience

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ partnership with PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy may seem like just another way to offer home delivery of medications to members. But one industry analyst points to PillPack’...

News Briefs

✦ Novo Nordisk Inc. on Jan 2 launched three new strategies to make insulin more affordable for patients. The My$99Insulin Program allows eligible patients — with or without insurance — to get up to three vials...