IN THIS ISSUE

John D. Jones, RPh, JD
There is no one-size-fits-all contract, says a senior executive at Prescription Solutions. A PBM can perform many functions.
Frank Diamond
Many are calling this attempt at universal coverage a failure, but health plans, physicians, and policymakers in Massachusetts say “Not so fast!”
Viewpoint
Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA, RHIT
We Yanks might learn a thing or two about making decisive, countrywide health care decisions from our Canadian neighbors
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
A proposed research institute would pit medications against each other instead of against placebos, and that might save $368 billion over 10 years
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Other countries do it, and the FDA is thinking about creating a class of drugs that would not require a doctor’s prescription but would require a pharmacist’s approval
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
Aetna releases a five-year study showing that companies that do this correctly can enjoy impressive savings
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Artiss, a fibrin product, is a breakthrough, allowing burn patients to avoid anesthesia, staples, and a subsequent operation to remove the staples
News and Commentary
News and Commentary