Performance-based pharma pricing comes to US payers

An agreement that bases Merck’s diabetes drug pricing on how well patients’ blood-sugar control (A1C levels) improves has been signed with Cigna (Bloomfield, CT). In an interesting twist, though, this pay-for-performance agreement gives Cigna bigger discounts for better patient health—in […]

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Retail-PBM combination is working for CVS Caremark

The pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business of CVS Caremark Corp. outpaced the pharmacy side in first-quarter figures released by the Woonsocket, RI-based prescription drug provider. PBM network revenues climbed 6.8% in the quarter, according to an announcement. The company says […]

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