March/April 2011

Essential Health Benefits, Part 1

April 07, 2011

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

This is the first of a 2-part series on the development of the essential health benefit package prescribed under the Patient Protection and Affordable C are Act.

New Thinking Inside the Vial...

April 05, 2011

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

Systems exist that enable storage of parenteral drugs in single-use vials for more than the 6 hours currently permitted, decreasing waste and increasing savings.

A Single Pharmacy Benefit

April 05, 2011

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

A pharmacy benefit that covers both inpatient and outpatient medications would ensure safe, cost-effective care in an integrated, automated way across all healthcare venues.

Schizophrenia Costs for Newly Diagnosed Versus Previously Diagnosed Patients

April 05, 2011

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

Previously diagnosed schizophrenia patients have lower inpatient and higher drug costs compared with newly diagnosed patients, possibly indicating better control of their disease.