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White House scraps proposal to lower U.S. drug prices

The Trump administration scrapped a proposal for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy that would have required health insurers to pass on billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to Medicare patients.

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Amazon launches new in-store pickup option with Rite Aid as first partner

Amazon.com has steadily added options for customers to receive the company’s packages including in car trunks, inside home garages and potentially by drone.

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Lilly’s new migraine drug pulls ahead of Amgen in fierce battle for new prescriptions

Eli Lilly and Co. pulled ahead in a three-way race with Amgen Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in attracting new patients to a new class of migraine drugs, and seeks to build on that advantage by stressing that the company’s therapy can completely prevent headaches in a small percentage of patients.

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The obscure advisory committees at the heart of the U.S. drug pricing debate

Expectations were high during 2018 for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc., Eli Lilly and Co. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Priced around $7,000 each, the drugmakers called them “breakthrough” treatments designed to prevent migraines when taken year-round, and estimated that millions of patients could benefit. But a small group of medical experts who quietly advise U.S. health insurers on new drugs was not impressed, according to a private meeting held at UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx offices in Chicago that was attended by Reuters.

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With a Pharma Market Free of Rebates, We Can Sell on Value Again

The pharmaceutical industry’s greatest value lies in the quality of life that its drugs provide – plus the innovative programs that help support adherence and education.

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Walgreens shares plunge 12 percent after ‘most difficult quarter’

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. shares fell 12 percent after the company cut the drug retailer’s 2019 earnings growth forecast and reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit in the face of stubbornly low generic drug prices in a crowded market.

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Exclusive: CVS to cover migraine drugs from Teva, Lilly; excludes Amgen

CVS Health Corp. – a top U.S. manager of pharmacy benefits – added new migraine drugs from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. to the PBM’s list of covered drugs, excluding a rival treatment from Amgen Inc.

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Health insurers team up with IBM on blockchain project

A group of health insurers, including CVS Health Corp.’s Aetna, have teamed up with IBM Corp. to create a blockchain network aimed at cutting costs in the healthcare industry.

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CVS unveils ‘Beauty Marks’ in stores, warning shoppers of edited images

CVS Pharmacy unveiled an initiative in U.S. stores, labeling photos of models in the drugstore chain’s beauty aisles to make it clear whether the images had been digitally altered.

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Clinical Trial Finds Formula in Merix Pharmaceutical’s RELEEV 1 Day Cold Sore Highly Active Against Herpes

Merix Pharmaceutical Corp. announced the company’s proprietary botanical extract formula VIRACEA was found to be highly active against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in laboratory testing.

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