IN THIS ISSUE

Q&A
John Marcille

Humana CMO looks to Medicare Advantage and quality scores to drive the company toward new relationships with members, providers, and the government

Frank Diamond

An instance where the ubiquitous “more research is needed” very much sums up the debate

Viewpoint
Frank L. Urbano, MD

Frank L. Urbano, MD

A Physician Takes Umbrage at Al Lewis’s ‘Treatment Trap’

Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll

Estimates for Sovaldi place it in an expensive neighborhood for medications, but the virus it fights moves slowly

Medication Management
Thomas Reinke

There’s still no “magic pill,” but new medications abound. With the disease uncontrolled in millions, it’s time to get utilization management just right.

The Formulary Files
Michael D. Dalzell
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond

Kaiser Permanente patients who feel that they are part of the care decision process are more likely to stay on antidepressants

Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD

Otezla (apremilast) sparks hope about treatment, but also concern about depression and suicidal thoughts

News & Commentary