The Trump administration proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.
Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. said it would favor drugmaker Mylan Inc.’s versions of the EpiPen lifesaving allergy treatment over the allergy auto-injectors of other companies.
A federal judge dismissed two of the six counterclaims that Express Scripts raised in health insurer’s Anthem’s $15 billion lawsuit claiming it charged too much for drugs.
Spending on Rx drugs for health plans created under the ACA increased in 2016 at a rate more than three times that of other commercial plans and most government-run plans managed by Express Scripts Holding.
Express Scripts Holding Co. – the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager – said prescription drug spending for its members slowed to less than 4 percent in 2016.