IN THIS ISSUE

Frank Diamond

Simple to create and to extract data from, registries are becoming essential to effective patient and population management

Alice G. Gosfield, JD
The promise in such an approach can be seen in pilots around the country, but plans and payers need to know what’s expected
Focus on Biologics
John Carroll

Oncologists hope to start a national discussion about which drugs are reasonable to prescribe and pay for

Biologics in Development
Michael D. Dalzell
Managing Editor's Memo
Frank Diamond
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll

Dick Cauchi

State lawmakers want hospitals to reveal what they’ve negotiated with health plans for lists of services that grow ever longer

Medication Management
Thomas Reinke

Michael Hogue, PharmD

Pharmacists have long wanted more opportunities to contribute and to be respected for their abilities. Behold the patient-centered medical home.

Robert Royce, PhD

Robert Royce, PhD

The United Kingdom’s debate about linking health with social services tackles a problem that is also a concern in the United States

Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
The reported savings have been wonderful so far, but where will savings come from when Independence Blue Cross stops the obvious waste?
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD

Thomas Morrow, MD

This cutting-edge method of matching drugs to patient may eventually be used for cystic fibrosis, cancer, and autoimmune diseases

The Formulary Files

Linda Cahn

News & Commentary
Frank Diamond