WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) -- AIS, publisher of industry-leading newsletters Health Plan Week, Drug Benefit News and Specialty Pharmacy News has just released 2000-2007 Survey Results: Pharmacy Benefit Trends & Data. For the past eight years, AIS has been surveying pharmacy benefit management companies of all kinds and compiling the results to track trends in this volatile industry. Trends revealed by this survey include the growth of mail-order pharmacy and generic utilization, as well as the emergence of specialty pharmacy as a new cost category and the three-tiered pharmacy benefit as the industry standard. Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/dru.html for more information.
This book and CD companion provides an in-depth look at who the players
are ... what services they offer ... what benefit and formulary structures
they promote ... and what cost trends they've experienced. Pharmacy Benefit
Trends & Data features:
-- Hundreds of charts, tables and graphs developed from various
data fields in the survey.
-- A complete directory of PBMs, PBAs, SPPs and related companies
with company descriptions, business volume metrics and contact names.
-- All the raw survey data in spreadsheet form -- published in the book
and in the Excel files on the accompanying CD.
-- Information from various other AIS research efforts that pertain to
the pharmacy benefit, including our annual surveys of:
* Medicaid pharmacy directors from 2002 to 2007 -- with articles,
analysis and more raw data, and
* Managed care organizations (MCOs) --- with data on their annual
drug spend for the entire book of business.
Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/dru.html to see the table of contents and data fields.
Results of AIS's quarterly survey are used by...
-- Health plans ... to set copay levels for drug plans, and determine
which PBM vendors and programs are effective for managing pharmacy
-- PBMs ... to compare performance benchmarks with their competitors
-- Financial industry analysts ... to gain a clear and unbiased view
of the competitive PBM and specialty pharmacy industries
-- Government officials and policy makers ... to get insight into the
likely impact of prospective mergers and acquisitions, and to help
them develop government-run pharmacy programs and identify potential
bidders for contracts
From time to time, excerpts from these exclusive survey results have
been published in Drug Benefit News. But now, the full results and analyses
are available in Pharmacy Benefit Trends & Data -- designed for health care
and pharmaceutical industry executives who need a thorough understanding of
the pharmacy benefit industry and how it has evolved. These survey results
are an ideal tool for strategic planning, benchmarking, product development
and staying ahead of your competitors. For additional information, go to
Editor, Pharmacy Benefit Trends & Data
Atlantic Information Services
1100 17th St., NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
202-775-9008 ext. 3051
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