Here are articles from the latest issue of American Health & Drug Benefits. AHDB is a peer-reviewed journal for 30,000 decision makers in health plans, PBMs, Medicare, Medicaid, and the pharma and biotech industries:

June – July 2009 Issue:

Applying Evidence for Medical Technologies: Closing the Gap between R&D and Decision Maker Need

Interview with Sean R. Tunis, MD, MSc

The Working Patient with Cancer: Implications for Payers and Employers

By Grant D. Lawless, BSPharm, MD, FACP

Lower Copay and Oral Administration: Predictors of First-Fill Adherence to New Asthma Prescriptions

By Zackary Berger, MD, PhD; William Kimbrough, MD; Colleen Gillespie, PhD; Joseph A. Boscarino, PhD, MPH; G. Craig Wood, MS; Zhengmin Qian, MD, PhD; J. B. Jones, PhD, MBA; and Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH

Use Pattern and Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Adults with Bipolar Disorder, 1998-2002

Jeffery A. Demland, MS; Yonghua Jing, BPharm, PhD; Christina M. L. Kelton, PhD; Jeff J. Guo, BPharm, PhD; Hong Li, MPH, PhD; and Patricia R. Wigle, PharmD

Biosimilars Policy Forum: Perspectives on Safety and Efficacy of Future Products

By F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD

Payer Perspectives on Healthcare Reform

By Peyton Howell, MHA; Gene Reeder, RPh, PhD; and Timothy S. Regan, BPharm, RPh, CPh

Prioritizing Healthcare Resources to Keep the Baby Boomers Out of Nursing Homes

By Robert E. Henry

The View from Washington: Healthcare Reform

By John Gorman

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Kip Piper is health policy editor of American Health & Drug Benefits.