May/June 2017

Opportunities and Challenges With Value-Based Contracting

June 22, 2017

Commentary

Given the need to provide patients with access to effective medications, it is likely that we will see more value-based contracts in the future; however, some key operational, communications, and regulatory barriers will need to be addressed first.

It Is Time We Create a Pharmacy Benefit That Is Patient Centric

June 22, 2017

From the Editor

The pharmacy benefit has begun to attract greater attention due to the increase in medications that are available and their cost. It is time we refocus on the needs of the patient and push ourselves and the benefit managers to evolve into a single integrated management and distribution model.

Assessing the Association Between Medication Adherence and Glycemic Control

June 13, 2017

Original Research

Among a population of adult patients with type 2 diabetes, adherence to oral hypoglycemic medications is independently associated with poor glycemic control, even after adjusting for patient-level covariates.