CVS Caremark’s foray into cost-effectiveness analysis raises questions about the future of prescription medicines in America

Written By: Americans spend more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world. In a move to address this, CVS Caremark announced in August that it would allow self-funded insurers to exclude from their plan any drug launched at… Continue Reading

Good, Bad, or Indifferent on Drug Pricing: A Value Benchmark Approach for Newly Launched Drugs in the United States.

Hardly a day goes by without a new article being published in the mainstream press or a medical journal discussing drug pricing.  The cost of drugs is a hot potato topic at medical meetings, pharma conference rooms, government hearings, and… Continue Reading

Removing Bias from HEOR: Standardizing the Costs of Adverse Events

What are the total costs of prescribing a particular drug? At its core, all health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) studies are designed to answer this fundamental question. And it is this answer that helps to remove barriers to market… Continue Reading