Clinical Role - Payer

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Facilitate patient access to needed medications while gaining valuable experience working with payers in the complex health care system.
Often, patients with cancer face having to quit their jobs, apply for disability payments, and deplete their savings, which can lead to bankruptcy.
Economic impact on health care system is unclear after SCOTUS renders decision on Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
Value-based contracts can lower costs for payers, offer pharmaceutical companies valuable feedback about their therapies, and, ultimately, improve the quality of health care.
These actions can eliminate vulnerabilities and ensure greater supply chain resiliency for the next pandemic—and beyond.
Katea Ravega, a partner at Quarles and Brady LLP, discussed the recent Supreme Court ruling in Rutledge v. PCMA and what it could mean for the future of states’ legislation around PBMs.
Analysis demonstrates affordable access to care may be a factor in patient outcomes
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Pharmacists’ Roles in Addressing Oncology Biosimilar Challenges
Under the 340B Prime Vendor Program, the Prime Vendor has several functions that it carries out to support stakeholders in operating and navigate the field so that they can effectively achieve lower 340B drug pricing for those who need it most.
Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states to pass laws that protect pharmacies from predatory reimbursement practices by PBMs.
In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Peter Bonis, MD, said pharmacists are instrumental in making sure that patients receive drugs that are both safe and effective. 
In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Peter Bonis, MD, chief medical officer of clinical effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer Health, said formulary adherence in health systems is essential for several reasons.