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January 25, 2018
Today's Featured Story
 
Follow-on Biologic Basaglar Shakes Up the Insulin Market
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS
 
A year after the first follow-on biologic Basaglar (insulin glargine) from Eli Lilly and Co. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. launched in the U.S. diabetes market, access to the drug among payers is growing rapidly, with half of all U.S. formularies placing it on their first or second tier. Although Basaglar has delivered modest savings compared to the originator drug, payers may see deeper discounts once other follow-on biologics like Merck & Co., Inc.’s Lusdana hit the insulin market....  Read Full Story
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Today's AIS Health Datapoint
 
1,307,252 people are enrolled in health plans in Idaho — about 78% of the state’s population. Gov. Butch Otter (R) issued an executive order in January to allow health insurance carriers to offer products that don’t meet ACA benefit requirements.
 

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