Volume 03 | March 14, 2018
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Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts

"Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts announced an agreement in which Cigna will purchase the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for $67 billion, which includes $15 billion in Express Scripts debt, according to a press release. The acquisition will focus on expanding choices, including a full suite of medical, behavioral, specialty pharmacy, and other health care services, according to Express Scripts. The companies said the consolidation will allow for better services.

Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts brings together two complementary customer-centric services companies, well-positioned to drive greater quality and affordability for customers,” David M. Cordani, president, CEO, Cigna said in the release."

Generic Hepatitis C Drugs Begin to Emerge

" The cost of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antivirals has been at the forefront of health care spending conversations for years. Although it has slowed, spending on the blockbuster drugs remains high. Despite the curative ability of the treatments, it is likely that a significant need for antiviral drugs will remain into the foreseeable future due the prevalence of un-diagnosed HCV case s. "

Will New Blood Pressure Guidelines Increase Drug Scripts?

" New guidelines  on hypertension from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) include major changes in blood pressure treatment in order to prevent hypertension problems earlier. Instead of 32% of U.S. adults having high blood pressure, as seen with the previous definition, the new guidelines will result in 46% of the U.S. adult population having high blood pressure."

Conference Recap
The RxReins team had a great experience exhibiting at PBMI 2018 in Palm Springs, and attending SIIA 2018 in Charleston, SC. We found the educational content to be especially insightful and well-delivered, and we are grateful for the new connections we made. A very special thank you to all of those who stopped by our booth at PBMI, or who connected with our President, Crystal Williams, at SIIA.
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 Does your stop loss carrier give you credit for your PBM? Not all PBMs are created equal. Some PBMs do manage drug costs for employers through robust clinical management and patient assistance programs. These program should be reviewed and considered by your stop loss carrier upon quoting.  

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