2013 was a pinnacle year in health care with the opening of the Affordable Care Acts health care exchanges. But what can we expect in 2014? EBA spoke with experts across the spectrum to find out. [Photos: Fotolia]
A group of Catholic health and educational organizations dont have to comply with a federal Affordable Care Act requirement to provide their employees with contraception coverage, a federal judge in New York ruled.
Statins will be recommended for almost 33 million Americans, about twice the number under previous guidelines. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, accounting for 1 in 4 U.S. deaths.
Pharmacy benefit management specialists say that as prices skyrocket, more and more employers will narrow pharmacies and prescriptions for their employees.
Some of the cheapest drugs, he points out, can do the most damage in terms of personnel issues.
Most pharmacy benefit managers dont use warning systems to flag high use or potential abuse of narcotics. But you can, with a good eye and simple calculator.
Opioid painkiller abuse and physicians dispensing of repackaged drugs top the list of cost drivers in the 2012 Survey of Prescription Drug Management.