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Ten Most Read Articles on Specialty Pharmacy Times in November
Catch up with any news you missed last month.
Research finds patients are not staying on methotrexate long enough before switching to more costly biologic drugs.
How pharmacists can have a positive impact on the treatment of patients with HIV.
A new study shows that adding a third drug to the ingredients in Harvoni could cure hepatitis C in half the ordinary time.
In California, a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of thousands of Blue Cross beneficiaries living with hepatitis C who were denied treatment.
Largest carriers increased rates by 23.9%, compared with a 13.7% jump by other carriers.
Once-daily tablets treat type 2 diabetes in adults as an adjunctive treatment to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control.
Guidelines recommend inhaled corticosteroids for patients who experience repeated COPD exacerbations.


PCSK9 Inhibitors: Smoothing the Path to Access and Value
The support of specialty pharmacy can facilitate patient access to this new class of drugs for the treatment of high cholesterol.
Policy makers are working to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Approvals for new drugs to treat orphan conditions and asthma are expected.
Several factors must be considered when selecting a supply-chain process.
Due to their infrastructure advantages, health systems are well equipped to take on the challenges of specialty pharmacy.
As payers aim to control costs, they seek better data and reporting on specialty drug use and clinical outcomes.


David D'Altorio, PharmD, senior vice president of health services at MedImpact Healthcare Systems, discusses developments affecting the specialty landscape.

Jon Hamrick, executive vice president, Biotech and Specialty Services at Therigy LLC, discusses techniques specialty pharmacies can use to improve workflow and clinical activities in therapy management.

Atheer Kaddis, PharmD, senior vice president of Business Development and Sales at Diplomat, discusses retail network services.

Marc O'Connor, chief operating officer of Curant Health, discusses counseling patients on a therapeutic regimen for IBD.

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