Edition 16, Q4 2022

Legislation Lowdown
Diabetes Management
Mental Health News
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Updates
New and Noteworthy Drug Information


Edition 15, Q3 2022

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Rising Costs in Healthcare
  • Biosimilars Boom
  • Drug Updates
  • Digital Tools


Edition 14, Q2 2022

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Rising Costs in Healthcare
  • Biosimilars Boom
  • Drug Updates
  • Digital Tools


Edition 13, Q1 2022

  • COVID-19: Testing in the Workplace and Blocked Vaccine Mandate
  • DRUG UPDATES: Cost Decreases and FDA Approvals
  • LEGISLATION: Reduced Out-of-Pocket Drug Spending and Pharmacy Chain Liability


Edition 12, Q4 2021

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Vaccines: COVID-19 & More
  • Drug Updates
  • Legislation Updates
  • Pharmacy Fraud, Waste & Abuse


Edition 11, Q3 2021

  • Drug Pricing
  • Oncology
  • FDA Accelerated Approval Program
  • New Approvals
  • Biosimilars – FDA Seeking Consistency
  • Biosimilar Patent Struggles
  • Legislative Updates


Edition 10, Q2 2021

  • COVID-19 Resources
  • COVID-19 Notable News
  • New Drug Release – Long Acting HIV Injection
  • Weight Loss Management/Obesity Coverage
  • Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2021

Edition 9, Q1 2021

  • Haven Healthcare
  • Highlights of New Drug Approvals
  • An Update on Biosimilars
  • Amazon Enters the Rx Space
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Keeping Your Employees Safe

Edition 8, Q4 2020

  • White House Executive Orders
  • Drug Updates
  • PBM Pricing Transparency
  • Healthcare Accessibility
  • Technology and Innovation

Edition 7, Q3 2020

  • COVID-19 Treatments
  • Pandemic Drug Pact
  • Telehealth
  • Looking Beyond COVID-19
  • New Drug Releases

Edition 6, Q2 2020

  • Federal Legislative Updates
  • State Legislative Updates
  • Industry Consolidations
  • Drug Price Increases — Generic Labels
  • Rare Diseases & Gene Therapy
  • New Drug Releases
  • Innovations
  • Technology

Edition 5, Q1 2020

  • CALIFORNIA: Paving the way in drug affordability and accessibility
  • Trump admin releases plan for states to import (some) drugs from Canada
  • Congress repeals the ACA’s Cadillac, HIT, and Medical Device Taxes and Enacts the SECURE Act
  • Fifth Circuit Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, Punts on Whether Entire ACA Must Fall
  • Most important drugs approved in the last decade
  • Top 4 Healthcare Trends to Watch
  • Safety Tip: Vaping and Marijuana

Edition 3, Q2 2019

  • PBM Executives Questioned on Drug Pricing Practices by Senate Finance Committee
  • Opioid Follow-Up: Major Crackdown on Prescription Opioid Crime
  • Industry Breakthroughs for Gene Therapy
  • Anthem: IngenioRx Client Transition Update
  • First Treatment for Post-Partum Depression
  • Seasonal Allergies: Nip Them in the Bud

Edition 2, Q1 2019

  • How Trump’s Latest Plan to Cut Drug Prices Will Affect You
  • Washington measles outbreak climbs while other states grapple with the disease
  • FDA Approves Record Number of Drugs in 2018
  • The 5 drugs to watch in 2019
  • Kaiser Clinicians Share Opioid Reduction Tips


Edition 1, Q4 2018

  • The Amazon PillPack Acquisition
  • Recent FDA Approvals
  • Challenges with PBM Contracting: Four Keys to Choose the Best PBM
  • Keys to a Successful Implementation

White Papers

Amazon Enters the Rx Space:What It Means for You

On Tuesday, November 17, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon
Pharmacy, a new store on their platform that allows consumers to complete a prescription transaction, as well as the Amazon Prime Prescription Savings Benefit.


National Institute for Health

This Web site gives easy-to-read, accurate descriptions of conditions, causes, symptoms, and treatments by linking to trusted Web sites for specific information. For instance, someone looking up bone cancer would be linked to the bone cancer page on the National Cancer Institute Web site.

Patients can read about their prescriptions or research the various drugs available for their condition. This site provides an easy-to-use drug interactions checker, and an innovative pill identification wizard that allows patients to enter the shape, color, and imprint of their mystery pill and view photographs of potential matches to identify the medication.

American Diabetes Association

Not only gives extensive information about diabetes, its treatments, and ongoing research, but it also offers patients advice on nutrition and meal planning, fitness regimes, and lifestyle changes, and connects them with support groups in their communities.

Medline Plus

As well as offering patients information on wellness, diseases, drugs, and other health topics, this site has an extensive searchable medical encyclopedia with cool pictures and diagrams and a medical dictionary that gives spelling and pronunciation tips. It also offers health information in more than 40 languages.

Mayo Clinic

Offers extensive disease/condition information, and goes a step further with its comprehensive and helpful “Treatment Decisions” section, Q&A section called “Ask a Specialist,” and a plethora of interactive quizzes, self-assessments, and calculators under “Health Tools.”

Cleveland Clinic

Provides well-organized information on diseases, treatments, procedures, drugs, and current research. What sets this site apart is its use of multimedia formats: check out the very cool interactive tools, video health talks, online health chats, podcasts, and webcasts.