Spring 2009

Examining Part D Beneficiaries' Medication Use in the Doughnut Hole

May 12, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The authors found that the Part D doughnut hole significantly reduced the use of medications for treating potentially disabling and life-threatening conditions, but increased out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries.

A New Alliance: Message From the PTS President

May 12, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The President of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Society reviews the vision and goals for 2009 and announces its selection of The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits as the Society's new official publication.

Factors Affecting Pharmacy Trends in 2008

January 16, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The increase in generic medications, changes in utilization patterns, and the significant decrease in the approval of new molecular entities have slowed 2008 pharmacy trends to historically low levels.

Focus on Evidence-Based Medicine: Improving Patient Outcomes and Managing Healthcare Costs

January 14, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

This brief commentary emphasizes the importance of applying evidence-based practices to ensure the safe and effective use of specialty medications to optimize treatment outcomes and minimize healthcare costs.

A Word of Welcome

January 14, 2010

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

In her editorial for this inaugural issue, the Editor-in-Chief lays out the philosophy and editorial scope of The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

Driving the Value of Health Interventions: An Update on Value-Based Innovation

April 02, 2009

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The President & CEO of the Center for Health Value Innovation uses the Hunter article as a springboard to call us to action�to share our successes, to learn from our mistakes, and to use the data available to develop value-based systems within our own organizations.

Quantitative Analysis of 2 Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis in Adults: Intra-Articular Hyaluronan Products and Diacerein

April 01, 2009

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

Empirical findings suggest that hyaluronan injections and diacerein are similarly effective. Yet the authors found that monetary savings could be realized when conservative treatment with diacerein is chosen.