ISPOR Europe Panels

Mark your calendars and be sure to register: I will be speaking on two panels at the upcoming ISPOR Europe 2021 virtual conference. These panels include: “Addressing Payment Challenges for Alzheimer’s Disease-Modifying Therapies” on December 1, 16:00-17:00 CET and “Challenges in Quantifying the Value of Digital Therapeutics” on December 2, 11:00-12:00 CET. Further event details…

Cigna-Express Scripts merger

Today, Cigna purchased Express Scripts for $52 billion.  This follows another mega-deal where CVS bought Aetna.  The integration of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and insurers is nothing new.  Previously, many insurers managed their own pharmacy benefit.  However, as PBMs grew in size and were able to get larger discounts and rebates, in-house PBMs became less…