Published in Health Insurance Week, December 31st, 2006
The studies, involving cholesterol-lowering statins and antihypertensives, show pharmacy benefit designs encouraging the use of low-cost generics can have a significant impact on keeping members on their medications. In turn, based on existing medical literature in these drug classes, improved medication compliance supports healthier outcomes and reduces overall health plan costs.
The two studies examined the relationship between medication use and pharmacy benefit design. Prime's studies found that decreased member...
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