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Feb 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Great Expectations for U.S. Biosimilars, But Prime Therapeutics Warns Regulatory Decisions May Reduce Savings

 The imminent approval of the first biosimilars in the U.S. brings widespread optimism that they will stem the tide of soaring specialty drug...

Feb 16, 2015, 14:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics study links controlled substances score to health outcomes, cost of care

In the past decade, drug overdose deaths have more than doubled and over 50 percent were related to prescription drugs.1 To help curb this...

Jan 12, 2015, 14:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics Breaks from Competition, Strikes Deals to Prefer both Harvoni, Viekira Hepatitis C Drugs

 People with Hepatitis C who are served by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) will now have...

Dec 09, 2014, 10:29 ET

Prime Therapeutics Joins the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) as a Founding Corporate Member

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy™ (NASP™) announced today Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) joined the association as a...

Dec 02, 2014, 09:00 ET

Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy achieves 95 percent member satisfaction

It's no surprise people living with complex illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis can improve their quality of life by...

Dec 01, 2014, 12:50 ET

Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy to add nearly 100 jobs in Orlando

 One Orlando company has nearly doubled the size of its staff in the last two years.  And, it's adding approximately 100 more jobs by the...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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,...