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Nov 17, 2014, 16:31 ET

Prime Therapeutics wins Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Ingrid Lindberg, chief customer experience officer at Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), and her teams were named winners of two2014 Stevie®...

Oct 10, 2014, 15:13 ET

Prime Therapeutics responds to FDA approval of Gilead's latest Hepatitis C drug

 Today's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Gilead's new, fixed-dose, combination Hepatitis C drug signals another spike...

Oct 09, 2014, 11:06 ET

Duane Barnes, Prime Therapeutics' COO, Joins NASP / SPAARx Board of Directors

 The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) / Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx) announced today that Duane Barnes,...

Oct 06, 2014, 16:53 ET

Prime Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins publish research on specialty drug copay coupons in Health Affairs

Today, the journal Health Affairs published its October issue focused on specialty medicines and included an article on copay...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:00 ET

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Prime Therapeutics Study Demonstrates Health Benefits and Cost Savings of Pharmacy Benefit Integration within Insurance Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) today released a study demonstrating clear health benefits and cost...

Sep 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

Studies show cost and use of opioid dependence treatment are increasing, spurring the need for care management programs

In 2011, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States abused prescription pain relievers (e.g. opioids).1 Clinical treatments for opioid...

Sep 17, 2014, 15:52 ET

Prime Therapeutics' Wickersham delivers keynote at Managed Markets Summit

The United States doesn't have a singular prescription drug problem, we have a series of challenges related to safety, efficacy and...

Sep 08, 2014, 16:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics urges FDA to keep current, consistent naming conventions for biologics, biosimilars

 Prime Therapeutics, LLC (Prime) has submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of two citizen...

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...