Dec 20, 2020
2020 IS OVER!!! Well, almost anyway. Before we end the weirdest year ever, we wanted to give you one more episode. We discussed a bunch of random stuff like the supreme court and vaccine approvals (YAY!). We also discussed formularies and how they work. Jan 1 is nigh and formulary changes come with it.
Nov 28, 2020
Amazon is officially entering the mail order pharmacy space. Is this going to be a huge market-up-ending disruption like every other space the online retail giant enters? Hard to say at this point, but it sure is a fun topic to talk about.
Nov 13, 2020
On this episode we were able to fit in two topics! First, we gave an update of the status of COVID-19 vaccines following some exciting news from Pfizer this week. We then began to discuss challenges around biosimilar adoption and interchangeability. What's a biosimilar? Why should you care? Guess you gotta listen...
Oct 22, 2020
On Oct 6, 2020 JAMA published an article by R. Sachs (link below) that explains the impossible position different pieces of Federal legislation have created for State Medicaid programs. In this episode we break down the article and why it provides some insight into broader problems in prescription drug reimbursement.
Oct 8, 2020
On September 13th the White House published the "Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First." EconRx breaks down the who, what, where, why, and HOW of this latest attempt to address rising drug prices. Spoiler: It might not do anything at all...