An Essential Guide To Effective Managed Care In Commercial Pharma

JACOB VAZQUEZ | March 4, 2019

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In response to the rapidly growing influence of managed care, the pharma industry has undergone significant transformation. In the past, to drive prescriptions, the main focus of pharma companies was selling to the individual doctors. Under the traditional fee-for-service model, physicians based their prescribing decisions primarily on their evaluation of the therapeutic value of a product. The cost of the medication was not the principal driver for their choice.

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