April 8, 2013

A growing number of patients on Medicaid are filling their prescriptions through Managed Medicaid plans instead of the fee-for-service model as states switch them over in an effort to improve patient care and cut healthcare costs, but the effects remain unclear, according to a new study.

March 8, 2013

Much of the policy-making conversation about health care in recent years has sought to highlight anticipated cost savings from technology innovation. Critics say this is an outgrowth of the American "fix-it" mentality. Others say technical solutions have yet to take hold outside of medical accounting applications. But there is general agreement that in the area of technologies to nurture medication adherence, the ground remains fertile.

January 15, 2013

Drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceuticals can keep generic versions of its schizophrenia drug off the market, according to published reports.

March 19, 2012

Women take mental health drugs at a much higher rate than men, according to a new study by one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers.

October 4, 2011

A wave of patent expirations over the next several years will open up a broad swath of drugs to generic competition, and India's Lupin Pharmaceuticals is looking to benefit, according to published reports.

September 28, 2011

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found little evidence to support the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for uses other than those for which they have official approval.

May 11, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco’s research arm is teaming up with personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics company AssureRx Health in a pilot program to evaluate adherence and medical care utilization among patients taking antidepressants and antipsychotics.

September 8, 2010

Merck's supplemental drug applications for its atypical antipsychotic received approval from the Food and Drug...

August 10, 2010

The drug market for unipolar depression will get smaller over the next decade due to...

June 10, 2010

Health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas alleged that drug maker Pfizer marketed its...

May 19, 2010

Prescription spending for chronic medications used by children increased 10.8% in 2009, 5% of which...

May 13, 2010

Off-label use of atypical antipsychotics may increase the risk of developing diabetes among the elderly,...

January 12, 2010

Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration, blood sugar and cholesterol monitoring of...