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AlohaCare chose Anthem, Inc. PBM IngenioRx for a three-year contract to serve Medicaid and dual-eligible Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii, Anthem said on Feb. 24. IngenioRx will serve AlohaCare’s QUEST Integration members, who will be able to opt for services including pill packets for multiple-medication regimens and home delivery. The goal is to “improve the pharmacy experience and drive better health outcomes, while further lowering costs,” per a news release from the company. For more information, contact Lori McLaughlin at lori.mclaughlin2@anthem.com.

In January, prescription volumes continued their downward trend but showed some slight improvement over recent months, according to a recent research note from Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe, citing IQVIA Health data. Adjusted total prescriptions, which includes both new scripts and refills, were down 4.5% year over year, compared with -6.1% year over year in December and -5.3% in November. Adjusted new prescriptions, which represents the first time a patient has been prescribed a particular drug, was down 6.7% in January, “which indicates slight improvement from trends in December and November that were both down 7.2%,” Giacobbe wrote. Visit www.iqvia.com to learn more.

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