Tag Archives: Express Scripts

Programs Covering the Cost of Gene Therapies Increase

Cell and gene therapies are revolutionizing the field of medicine by offering life-changing benefits to people with rare diseases and cancers

AON Specialty Pharmacy Impacting Community-Based Oncology Practices

AON Specialty Pharmacy, the in-house specialty pharmacy of the American Oncology Network, and Humana recently signed a new multi-year agreement that provides Humana members with in-network access to a range of pharmacy services. The AON Specialty Pharmacy works exclusively on behalf of more than 70 physicians in its growing network of community-based oncology practices across 11 […]

Market Access Programs for Gene Therapies Increasing

Payers are planning for an increasing number of gene therapies being approved by developing new coverage programs

Digital Therapeutics Market Continues to Experience Growing Pains

Investment in Digital Therapeutics is expanding rapidly with industry stakeholders working to develop their strategies for success

Will Diplomat Pharmacy Survive?

Diplomat found that competing successfully with large specialty pharmacies owned by Cigna/ESI, CVS Health/Caremark and UnitedHealth/OptumRx has been more difficult than projected

Accredo Health Expands Specialty Pharmacy Services to Hawaii

Accredo Health Group (Accredo), an Express Scripts Company  is a specialty pharmacy that serves patients with complex and chronic health conditions, including cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, bleeding disorders and multiple sclerosis. Accredo is focused on dispensing injectable, infused, oral or inhaled drugs that require a higher level of clinical service and support than traditional pharmacies […]

Amazon Alexa Capable of Transmitting HIPAA Information

Amazon Alexa announced that it now is capable of transmitting and receiving protected health information. Its new HIPAA-compliant status means that operators and residents alike may find more reasons to use the device. The company has been working with six organizations to develop “skills” to manage a variety of healthcare needs at home simply using […]

UnitedHealth Group Building Pharmacy Business Through OptumRx

OptumRx acquired two pharmaceutical companies in the third quarter of 2018: Genoa Healthcare and Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Listen closely and you can hear Amazon’s footprints as the reason for these acquisitions. Amazon’s recent acquisition of PillPack has accelerated merger and consolidation activities among insurers and pharmacies. UnitedHealth Group is following the strategy seen earlier this year […]