The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles of interest to decision makers. Topics include health reform, bundled payment, drug pricing, benefit design, Medicaid, medication therapy, and specific clinical conditions.

The Health Reform Law: Key Changes to Be Implemented in 2010

By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE

Federal Drug Price Controls in Medicaid: Expansion of Mandated Rebates under Health Reform Law

By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE

Prevalence of Treated Bipolar Disorders and Associated Comorbidities in Managed Care and Medicaid Populations

By Jeff J. Guo, PhD; Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD; Hong Li, PhD; and Paul E. Keck Jr, MD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH

Impact of Etanercept Treatment on Absenteeism and Productivity: The Work Loss and Productivity Survey

By Denise Globe, PhD; Peter Mazonson, MD, MBA; Chris Santas, MBA; Regina Murphy, MBA; Annie Cheng; Xingyue Huang, BPharm, PhD; and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Atheer A. Kaddis, PharmD

Health Benefit Coverage, Reimbursement, and Influences on Traditional Pharmaceutical Channels

By F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Gary M. Owens, MD

Bundled Payment: A Promising Initiative of Payment Reform

By Jim Evans

Impact of 2 Copay Waivers in a Generic Incentive Program

By Anthony F. Liu, MSCS; Tom Jecklin; Geoffrey Lee; and James Hogan

Medication Adherence: Effectiveness of Physician Alerts to Resolve Potential Gaps in Pharmacotherapy

By Joshua N. Liberman, PhD; Janice Moore, MPH; Asif Ally, RPh, MBA; and Troyen A. Brennan, JD, MD

New Approaches to Treating HCV Infection

By Caroline Helwick

Promising New Approaches to Multiple Sclerosis Medications: AAN 2010

By Alice Goodman

The June issue of AHDB includes highlights from the 2010 annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy:

  • Patient Out-of-Pocket Cost Affects Adherence to Oral Oncology Medications
  • Cost-Effectiveness Trends for 20 Top-Selling Drugs
  • Effect of Diabetes Medication Adherence on Costs and Outcomes
  • Applying Pharmacogenomics in Oncology Care

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American Health & Drug Benefits:

American Health & Drug Benefits is available in print and online at AHDB is a peer-reviewed journal for 30,000 decision makers in health plans, prescription drug plans, PBMs, the federal Medicare program, state Medicaid programs, and the pharma, biotech, and medical device and diagnostics industries.

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