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Pharmacist Insights

New high-cost drugs are creating financial burdens for families and employers.

10/16/2017

If you want to know what your audience wants, you can do a couple of different things. You can conduct surveys or focus group sessions or just pay close attention to how they behave on Twitter.

10/2/2017

With prescription drug costs increasing at a rate much higher than inflation, Canadian employers are faced with the challenge of maintaining their cherished prescription drug plans, while ensuring that those plans are sustainable well into the future. The only way to do both at the same time is to implement comprehensively managed drug plans. But these types of plans don’t just happen by accident.

09/05/2017

In the business of prescription benefit management, we tend to talk a lot about numbers and statistics. We use expressions like “drug trend” and “total plan spending” to express what we do. The reason is simple: We are keenly aware of the fact that the current and projected cost of comprehensive prescription drug benefits is not sustainable. And what we do every minute of every day is work with employers and their insurance companies to curb and manage those costs.

08/18/2017

Whether you work in business, health care, government or academia, you learn quickly that each sector has its own special language. Jargon can be irritating and confusing, yes. But these terms have an important purpose: they ensure everyone within a sector agrees upon a precise definition.

06/26/2017

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