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A survey of 100 executives at pharmaceutical companies found that about 25% had participated in a value-based contract with a health plan or pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). Of those that said they had participated, 80% said the value-based contract was very or somewhat successful. About 38% said the potential rewards of a successful value-based contract outweighed the risk. These findings were reported in “Launching Into Value: Pharma’s Quest To Align Drug Prices With Outcomes” by…Read more
Medicaid pharmacy data indicates that about 56% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis in 2011 had one or more claims for a psychotropic medication, while 44% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis had no claims for psychotropic medications. That year, of the approximately 70 million beneficiaries, 16% (11.2 million) had a behavioral health diagnosis recorded in their fee-for-service claims or managed care encounter record for treatment other than prescription medications. A pharmacy data…Read more
In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and his thoughts on mental illness, education, and stigma. After listening to the interview, check out Jason’s full music video, which is also posted below. Check out the full music video filmed live at Otsuka: Speaker was a paid consultant to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.Watch Now