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A growing portion of health care benefit costs come from prescription drugs. Finding the best strategies to promote appropriate use of prescription drugs and manage pharmacy costs is high on the priority list for health benefit plan sponsors. The Foundation offers programs and resources aimed at helping plan sponsors find appropriate drug benefit management techniques.
Largest Share of Premium Dollar Goes Toward Prescription Drugs [Health Payer Intelligence]
Solving the Specialty Drug Puzzle: Definitions and Pricing Strategies [Benefits Magazine]
2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers’ Benefit From Drug Coupons [Kaiser Health News]
Challenges of Channel Management for Specialty: Medical Benefit or Pharmacy Benefit [Pharmacy Times]
How employers can reduce prescription drug spending [Employee Benefits Advisor]
Helping Employees with Chronic Pain [Benefits Magazine]
Proposals to reduce the cost of prescription drugs include drug importation, pharmacy benefit manager rebates, patents for generics, pharmacists "gag clauses" and availability of biosimilar drugs.