Tag Archives: medication

OneOme Making Progress in Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics is one of the key aspects of personalized medicine, focusing on how an individual’s DNA affects the way they respond to medications. All individuals have different genetic make-up so they respond differently to the same medication. Based on this insight, pharmacogenomics allows customized treatment for a wide range of health problems including; cardiovascular disease, […]

Medical Jargon, Acronyms that Most Confuse Patients

The utilization of acronyms, jargon and common medical terms will continue within the healthcare industry. And like it or not, new terms will be introduced. The key for the entire industry is to encourage the use of clear language when communicating with non-clinician colleagues as well as with members

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018 As the specialty drug spend grows, specialty pharmacies are playing an increasingly larger role in access and delivery of medications and services. The specialty pharmacy market, while dominated by a few large companies, has an increasing number of participants. AMI’s annual report, Specialty Pharmacy Market […]

Employers as Plan Sponsors: Direct to Purchaser

Employers as Plan Sponsors: Direct to Purchaser, Published at Drake University Delta Rx Institute, Dr. F. Randy Vogenberg, Partner Access Market Intelligence, an affiliate of the National Institute of Collaborative Healthcare Pharmacists are some of the most visible health professionals to the public eye, but they often stand misunderstood by purchasers of health care. They are best known […]

Tier 2 is Dead! Consumerism is having an effect on sales.

It’s not just Health Care Reform that is turning the world of health care upside down. The cost shift to both the employee/consumer is dramatic and having an effect on sales.  The old paradigm of success being defined as having Tier 2 access is no longer valid. The out of pocket burden for the employee/consumer […]