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✦ Despite care utilization patterns rising closer to normal levels in the third quarter of 2020, adjusted earnings per share (EPS) for UnitedHealth Group fell 10% year-over-year to $3.51 as the company undertook ...
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✦ Manufacturer prices for insulin in the United States were “considerably” — often five or 10 times — higher than those in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, according ...
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✦ Molina Healthcare, Inc. on Sept. 29 said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of New York Medicaid managed care organization Affinity Health Plan for approximately $...
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✦ Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. launched the first generics of Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) and Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). ...
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✦ Highmark Inc. said on Sept. 21 that it entered into an outcomes-based payment agreement with AstraZeneca PLC for Fasenra (benralizumab), which is an add-on treatment for patients age 12 and older with severe ast...
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Centene Corp.’s Managed Health Services (MHS) secured new four-year contracts to serve the Indiana state Medicaid program, Hoosier Care Connect. The new pacts, which start in...
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✦ Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said she plans to issue a subpoena to AbbVie Inc. for documents relating to Humira (adalimumab) and Imbruvica (ibrutinib). Maloney is the chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight an...
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✦ When the size, shape, color and markings on their prescription pills change without explanation, it can hamper patients’ medication adherence, according to a study published on Aug. 12 in the American Journal ...
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✦ In addition to offering premium discounts and/or rebates to commercial enrollees as a result of higher earnings during the COVID-19 pandemic, several Blues plans at press time unveiled premium-relief actions fo...
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✦ Molina Healthcare Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have been accused of providing subpar care and overbilling the government for children’s behavioral health services by $20 million, Axios reported on Aug. 13....
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