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Introduction to Gene Therapy: What Is It and How Do We Pay for It?

According to the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, gene therapy is “the introduction, removal, or change in the content of...

A Look at the Gene Therapy Pipeline

Gene therapy is a technique that modifies a person’s genes to treat or cure disease through several mechanisms that can include replacing a disease-causing...

Study Finds Split-Fill Option for Oral Oncology Medication Is Beneficial

A “split-fill” pharmacy option, which dispenses medications at half-quantity intervals, seeks to reduce pharmacy costs and medication wastage due to early treatment discontinuation.

Biologic Switching Increases Health Care Costs Among Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis and PsA

Switching from one biologic agent to another can have cost implications for payers and patients, but there is limited information on switching rates among...

Deprescribing Diabetes Medications Reduces Risk of Hypoglycemia, Mortality

Deprescribing medication is the planned and supervised process of dose reduction of therapy that is no longer beneficial or may cause harm. However, there...

Exclusion Formulary Results in Pharmacy Savings

An exclusion formulary places certain medications within a drug class that have clinically supported alternatives in a noncoverage status in an effort to address...
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