Pharmaceuticals have become an integral component of medical treatment, with some medications completely transforming health care outcomes and delivery. Drug therapy has been proven to reduce health care costs, increase productivity and enhance the quality of life for many people. This primer offers factors to consider when designing or modifying pharmacy benefits, including the pros and cons of carving benefits into a health plan as well as carving them out as a separate prescription drug plan. A practical checklist is provided in almost every chapter to help you focus on important issues, including what questions to ask potential vendors.
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