IN THIS ISSUE

Peer-Reviewed
Paul Abourjaily, PharmD
William A. Gouveia, MS
Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH
Substantial nondrug costs result from switching prescribed medications in response to changes in insurance coverage, and many nonreimbursed costs shift to providers and patients.
Martin Sipkoff
Studies indicate that complementary and alternative medicine may save on drug costs.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Should the National Committee for Quality Assurance take over part of the job of overseeing health plans? It seems to be working in some states.
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
When a pharmacist — for personal beliefs — refuses to fill a prescription, the health plan should be very concerned.
News and Commentary