Conference Highlights AMCP
Based on a keynote address by Robert B. Reich delivered at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, April 17, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
The US economy is in a consumer-driven recession that is likely to be long and deep and that is ushering in dramatic changes in consumer spending patterns. This will inevitably translate into healthcare changes as well, according to Robert B. Reich. The 3 major trends underlying current economic changes are demographics, globalization, and technology.
Based on a presentation by Marissa Schlaifer, RPh; Linda Baggett, RPh, CGP; and Kimberly Vernachio, PharmD, at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting, April 17, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
Marisa Schlaifer, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Affairs at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) described a new medication therapy management (MTM) program that was developed by the AMCP to serve as a guide for MTM programs for those designing and those purchasing an MTM program.
A number of new specialty products are in late stages of development, said Deborah B. Cooper, PharmD, Clinical Advisor, Pipeline Series, CVS/Caremark, at the 2008 educational conference of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. Specialty products comprise 49% of new chemical compounds currently in phase 3 and 55% of the phase 3 ambulatory care agents. The 53 new specialty drugs slated for launch in 2008-2009 are for these categories (several products are included in more than 1 category):
Real-world data on a new therapy and a userfriendly assessment tool to evaluate real-world studies facilitate formulary and reimbursement decisions, said Diana Brixner, PhD, RPh, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacotherapy, and Executive Director, Pharmacy Outcomes Research Center, University of Utah, at the 2008 educational conference of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
Medication Adherence: Effectiveness of Physician Alerts to Resolve Potential Gaps in Pharmacotherapy
A host of new studies with implications for payers and other healthcare stakeholders were presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) in April in San Diego, CA. The following summaries highlight some of the major trends presented at the meeting.
Patient Out-of-Pocket Cost Affects Adherence to Oral Oncology Medications
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