Transforming legacy approaches to understanding drug costs: An Interview with HealthPlanView’s Nicole Espinoza

Dr. Patti Peeples, CEO of HealthEconomics.Com, sat down with Nicole Espinoza, Vice President of Knowledge Management at Pharmspective, a Healthcare Knowledge Management Company and the organization behind a new platform, HealthPlanView™, designed to address transparency around the true patient cost… Continue Reading

Real-world evidence and value-based contracting – swipe left or swipe right?

As biopharma makes the shift toward a personalized healthcare system, it is also transitioning towards a pipeline full of innovative, high-cost therapies. We are moving to a value-based system, with two of the biggest ideas for this decade becoming more… Continue Reading

Pharmacy benefit managers: a mechanism for containing costs or a contributor to rising drug prices?

While pharmaceutical companies are often the focus of conversations about high drug prices, more recently pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have come under increased drug price scrutiny. The American PBM business model, developed in the early 2000s, was designed to identify… Continue Reading

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