Community pharmacy and mail order cost and utilization for 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.

@article{Khandelwal2012CommunityPA,
  title={Community pharmacy and mail order cost and utilization for 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.},
  author={Nikhil Khandelwal and Ian Duncan and Elan Rubinstein and Tamim Ahmed and Cheryl L Pegus},
  journal={Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          247-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies promote mail order programs that typically dispense 90-day quantities of maintenance medications, marketing this feature as a key cost containment strategy to address plan sponsors' rising prescription drug expenditures. In recent years, community pharmacies have introduced 90-day programs that provide similar cost advantages, while allowing these prescriptions to be dispensed at the same pharmacies that patients frequent for 30-day… CONTINUE READING

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