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Jun 17, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics' 2013 overall net cost per prescription of $58.99 is industry-low for third consecutive year

 To help make medicine more affordable for the 25 million members it serves, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) starts with...

May 14, 2014, 12:44 ET

Prime Therapeutics' Controlled Substance Drug Utilization Review program wins Case In Point Platinum Award in the Disease Management/Population Health category

Prime Therapeutics, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, won Dorland Health's 2014 Case In Point Platinum Award for the best Disease...

Apr 29, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics ranks highest in customer satisfaction for two consecutive years

 For a second year, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) received top rating for overall customer satisfaction and most likely to recommend for...

Apr 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics' Patrick Gleason receives Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Patrick Gleason, Pharm.D., director of health outcomes at Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), has been awarded the Academy of...

Apr 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics Study Finds Members Using its Specialty Pharmacy More Likely to Stay on Medicines Than Those Filling Prescriptions at Retail Pharmacies

Receiving specialty drugs through Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy LLC rather than a retail pharmacy store is associated with...

Apr 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics celebrates 10-year anniversary in Irving, Texas

 Today, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) celebrated its expansion from 100 employees to 800 employees in the 10 years it has been...

Apr 02, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics Study Finds Patients More Likely to Start Specialty Medications When Out-of-Pocket Costs Are Under $250

 Pharmacy plan members with specialty drug out-of-pocket costs (OOP) less than $250 are more likely to start taking their medication than those...

Apr 01, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics study finds high risk opioid users have medical costs three times higher than other opioid users

 People who are at high-risk for opioid abuse use had significantly higher total medical costs ($19,513 vs. $5,493) than those...

Mar 31, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics study finds intervention can reduce use and cost of controlled substances among high risk users

In 2010, nearly 15,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers—more than those who died from heroin...

Feb 04, 2014, 19:02 ET

Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy helped nearly 20,000 members save $21.2 million on specialty medicines in 2013

 Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager, helped nearly 20,000 members save more than $21.2 million...

Jan 13, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics and MDdatacor collaborate to improve patient care

In an effort to improve the quality and total cost of care for its members, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) has entered into a...

Dec 20, 2013, 13:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics electronic prior authorization program provides efficiencies for health care professionals and their patients

Obtaining prior authorization for prescription medications can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for health care professionals and their...

Dec 11, 2013, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics wins five 2013 MarCom Awards

For the outstanding quality and creativity of its video production and business-to-business communications, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a...

Dec 05, 2013, 16:11 ET

Prime Therapeutics executives discuss customer experience, consumerism and reform at major health conferences

 This week, attendees at two leading health care conferences heard from top customer experience and marketing leaders of Prime...

Oct 28, 2013, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics receives full Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation by URAC

 Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) has been awarded full Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Accreditation from URAC for its commitment to...

Oct 14, 2013, 09:00 ET

Expanded use of breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be effectively tracked by combining pharmacy and medical claims data

Expanded use of the common breast cancer drug Herceptin® (trastuzumab) can be tracked using...

Oct 11, 2013, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics study shows wide variation in hemophilia treatment costs

 Treatment costs for the congenital bleeding disorders, hemophilia and von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) can vary substantially, from as little as...

Oct 10, 2013, 09:11 ET

New Prime Therapeutics report outlines seven steps to manage high-cost specialty drugs as costs rise

 Rising costs and increased use of specialty drugs are placing a greater burden on people, their employers and their health plans. In fact,...

Oct 09, 2013, 12:21 ET

Spending on chemotherapy drugs is a leading driver of drug costs, Prime Therapeutic study shows

 Chemotherapy treatment for cancer is the top cost driver among high-cost pharmacy and medical benefit plan members, according to a new study...

Oct 08, 2013, 09:00 ET

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. expands Prime Therapeutics' pharmacy benefit management services to Medicare beneficiaries

 Beginning January 1, 2014, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon) Medicare beneficiaries will receive pharmacy services through Prime...