Tag Archives: coverage

Novartis’ slow-rolling Kymriah wins coverage in Japan at $305K: report

After snagging the first Japanese CAR-T approval in March, Novartis has won the go-ahead to sell its groundbreaking med, Kymriah, under the country’s national insurance system. And that gives the brand a chance to boost lagging sales. The Central Social Insurance Medical Council of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved coverage of… Read More »

CVS Caremark, Walmart reach agreement to continue in-network coverage

After falling out over reimbursement rates, CVS Health and Walmart have reached a multi-year agreement on the terms for a continued contract. Under the terms, which were not released, Walmart will continue participating in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid network. Walmart and CVS Health already had an existing agreement in… Read More »

Migraine patients’ coverage headache: FDA OK doesn’t mean insurance will pay – San Francisco Chronicle

Last spring, weeks before the new migraine drug Aimovig hit the market, the phone calls and email started stacking up — patients around the country were contacting the UCSF Headache Center, eager to get on the medication as soon as it became available. Their enthusiasm was understandable. Aimovig was the first in a new class… Read More »