Rybelsus, Other Treatment Improvements For Chronic Disease Have OptumRx’s Attention
UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy benefit manager highlights potential cost pressures from upcoming novel or improved treatments for diabetes, wet AMD, HIV and migraine, as well as luspatercept for beta thalassemia, in its latest pipeline report.
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