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Drug Convenience Kits Come at a High Cost, PBM Warns

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 863 | 0 | 56 min read

A “convenience pack” of a topical cream plus a silicone patch priced at $5,170 is an example of a product with a potentially high impact on workers’ comp drug spend, a pharmacy benefit manager said. Also known as combo packs, the packages contain a combination of a drug and non-drug item, and are often sold under one National Drug Code, or NDC, said Nikki Wilson, director of pharmacy product development at Coventry. The idea of packaging items used to treat a particular condition might seem like a good one. “However, these packs are often sold at a much higher ra...

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