Deloitte plans to launch a data-mining system next month that it said would provide life-sciences organizations more access to the "front lines" of patient care and help them develop more personalized medicines based on clinical data more quickly and at a lower cost than before.
An increase of 1% in prescribed drug use decreases Medicare spending on other medical services by 5%, according to statements made Tuesday at a specialty pharmacy conference by a former chief of staff for the Obama administration.
Independent pharmacies are focusing more on helping patients adhere to their medication therapies and save money by using generics, according to a new digest for members of a trade group that represents independents.
Calling it a "looming threat," the National Council on Patient Information and Education released a 10-step plan to draw attention to the problem of poor medication adherence among elderly people with multiple chronic conditions.
Cancer-focused specialty pharmacy Onco360 has signed a contract with privately owned pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, whereby the pharmacy will offer its services to the PBM's members.
All people living with diabetes should make nutrition therapy part of their treatment plans, the American Diabetes Association is recommending. But the group also is saying that no single eating pattern works best for everyone.