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January/February 2018 Issue

Commentary
Healthcare stakeholders must evaluate how to use resources more efficiently as it has become clear that driving down prices in one segment of care has not improved medical outcomes for the majority of patients.
From the Editor
New proposed rules for the Medicare Part D drug program could affect the manner in which pharmacy benefit managers administer the program and could impact profitability.
Original Research
This cost analysis demonstrated that onabotulinumtoxinA is one of the least-costly treatment options for inadequately managed overactive bladder syndrome.
An estimation and comparison of the cost of home phototherapy versus biologics over a 3-year time horizon in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
The study found no mean difference in all-cause healthcare costs for patients with newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation initiating treatment with dabigatran versus warfarin.
Web Exclusives
Buprenorphine treatment with and without induction was found to decrease costs and utilization in opioid-dependent benefciaries.