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Keynote Speakers Announced for 2009 Pharmacy Benefits Academy

Harvard author Dr. John Abramson and health care ethics expert Dr. John Golenski to address human resources, benefits and managed care professionals

CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Business Group on Health and Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists announced the keynote speakers and agenda for the third annual Pharmacy Benefits Academy (PBA) to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, August 4-5, 2009. The program provides human resources, benefits and managed care professionals, union trustees and other health care stakeholders, with the information and tools needed to better manage pharmacy costs and related benefits, and improve the health outcomes of their covered populations using these benefits.

The featured keynote speakers for this event are John Abramson, M.D., author of "Overdosed America" and a clinical instructor at Harvard University, School of Medicine, and John Golenski, Ed.D, president and founder of Health Priorities Group, a consulting team that works with employers and managed care organizations to better understand the ethical implications of pharmacy benefit design. Dr. Abramson will share his perspectives as a general physician on how to take back health care and manage pharmacy benefits. Dr. Golenski will address the role ethical decisions should play in pharmacy benefit plan design, including cost-sharing for expensive drugs, future treatment of DNA-specific disease, end-of-life treatment plans and off-label use of drugs.

Additional featured speakers who will share industry insights and best practices include: Jan Berger, M.D., former medical director for CVS/Caremark, and Jack Mahoney, M.D., senior consultant, Pitney-Bowes.

Potential sponsors and attendees can find up-to-date information on the 2009 Pharmacy Benefits Academy at For questions, contact Susan Hayes, Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists,, 847-540-9590 x102 or Cheryl Larson, Midwest Business Group on Health,, 312-372-9090 x104.

About MBGH

The non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading business groups of private and public employers, whose 96+ members employ over 2 million lives, spending more than $2.5 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis. MBGH offers employers a variety of health benefit educational seminars, networking opportunities, quality and community initiatives, demonstration projects and group purchasing programs. MBGH is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health.

About Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists

Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists is the premier consulting firm in the pharmacy benefits industry, offering corporate clients, unions, government agencies and managed care organizations leading edge services. Founded in 1996, POS is one of the most experienced consulting firms performing over 600 audits and reviewing over 500 million pharmacy claims. Projects include large complicated audits of Medicare Part D programs, audits of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) for compliance with financial and plan terms and our annual educational conference. Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists' consultants and partners are a unique group of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, accountants, financial analysts, attorneys and government specialists.

SOURCE Midwest Business Group on Health and Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists
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