Did You Read These Yet? Everyone Else Is.

Jul 27, 2017
Express Scripts’ experts share key insights on some of the most important healthcare topics right now.

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Between the healthcare debate in Washington and the national lens on the opioid crisis, there has been a flurry of news about our industry.

Express Scripts’ experts share key insights on some of the most important healthcare topics right now. Here are our top 5 articles from this month:

1. Biosimilars: Progress Today, Billions in Savings Tomorrow

Payers have the opportunity to advocate for a faster and more rational path to market for biosimilars, positioning themselves today for greater savings tomorrow.

2. Data Helps Docs Prescribe Opioids Safely

Successfully addressing safe opioid use while ensuring access to these medications for patients in pain requires a comprehensive approach that includes patients, pharmacies, and – critically important – physician education and outreach.

3. INFOGRAPHIC: How Rare are Rare Diseases?

Accredo helps patients manage the unique complexities of a rare disease with best-in-class clinical care while supporting payers with appropriate management strategies.

4. “Abuse Deterrent” is a Misnomer

Instead of mandating first-line coverage for ADF opioids, we must remain committed to reducing opioid misuse through a comprehensive, well-coordinated solution that includes law enforcement, providers, plan sponsors and patients.

5. Why Well-Managed Plans Don’t Just Happen

Formulary management, utilization management, channel management and clinical specialization interlock in the design of a tightly managed plan.

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