September 2006

Manufacturers’ programs include Web-based reminders, financial incentives, and full-blown disease management

David Adler

Efforts are under way to find out exactly how pharmacy benefit managers work their magic

Martin Sipkoff

This former Reagan administration official is working to change how health information is processed. However, that’s only part of the solution.
Deeply held, but not evidence-based, concerns about the possible risks of pharmacologic prophylaxis leave many patients at risk for DVT

Joseph A. Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT Thomas M. Hyers, MD, FCCP

Departments

LEGISLATION & REGULATION
Governors and legislators look to borrow whatever they think might work well for their own constituencies
John Carroll
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
It seems that everyone is jumping on this bandwagon, with physician specialists even participating. Will the big PBMs come to dominate this market too?
Martin Sipkoff
EMPLOYER UPDATE
As enrollment increases in consumer-directed health plans, some insurers find a little guidance goes a long way
Lola Butcher
TOMORROW’S MEDICINE
The recently approved human papillomavirus vaccine is a prime example of how science is beating back the advance of old diseases
Thomas Morrow, MD

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