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Pharmacy Insights Podcast
Resident experts discuss critical industry challenges and solutions
Drugs to watch
See the latest drugs coming to market and learn how they'll impact you
Find out which trends are shaping the present and future of pharmacy
Connect your patients to funds and support with FundFinder
Help your patients afford their medications and connect to funds from charitable organizations with FundFinder.
Tools for coping with depression
If you feel you’re struggling with depression, these tools are a starting point to help.
Specialty Pharmacy 101
Specialty pharmacies deliver high-touch services to help patients stay adherent to treatment plans and live healthier lives.
Quick-reference oncology drug guide
This interactive guide makes it easy for prescribers to find the drug information they need to get patients started on their therapy.
Make your pharmacy benefit plan work better
4 key questions you should be asking.
Pharmacy Insights Podcast
Listen to our resident experts discuss critical industry challenges and the solutions you need to control rising drug costs.
Keeping your data secure is mission critical
See how we help prevent costly, disruptive cyberattacks.
3 new drugs to watch this fall
As the year begins to close, we highlight three essential pipeline drugs with an expected U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision this fall.
8 ways to make drugs more affordable
Discover what plan sponsors need to know.
How one plan sponsor recovered $315,000 in six months.
3 ways to deal with escalating drug costs
Innovations custom built for today’s specialty challenges.
A seamless pharmacy benefit change?
We guarantee it. And it's easier than you think.
Four myths: Carving out specialty pharmacy
Integrating specialty pharmacy means better care, lower costs.
Creating connections through partnerships
Hear from an Optum Rx client on how we're partnering together for everyone we serve.
Navigating ‘The Great Resignation’
A Q&A about workforce trends, obstacles and solutions
Optum Rx customer obsession video
How one Optum Rx employee made the system work better for everyone
How to manage medication overload
Hear from a leader's perspective on how to manage polypharmacy.
Specialty drug prices giving you sticker shock?
See how Specialty Compass defuses exploding drug costs.
5 questions: Optum Rx chief pharmacy officer
Michael Einodshofer addresses the risks, challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Making sense of copay cards
How copay cards can disrupt your benefit strategy
Rare diseases, large costs
The rise in orphan drugs is offering hope
Which rules will impact pharmacy in 2023?
2023 is already a busy year for pharmacy regulation. Read about the latest regulations that could impact you and your pharmacy benefit plan.
Unlocking the promise of personal medicine
See how a peek at your genes enables more precise prescribing.
How to control drug costs without compromising care
Explore three principles driving better pharmacy benefit decisions.
Addressing pharmacy issues that matter to you
From specialty pharmacy to drug affordability, our experts tackle your biggest pharmacy challenges.
3 new first-in-class therapies coming
See how innovation is driving the latest product development.
Specialty and Weight Loss Webinar
Hear how weight loss drugs are shaping traditional and specialty spend.
GLP-1 agonists: A new class of weight loss medications
In this conversation, discover how new weight loss drugs like Wegovy are changing obesity management and their connection to diabetes.
Biosimilars to save billions in this decade
Prices for popular brand-name biologics drop up to 60% with generic-equivalent biosimilars.
Empowering clients with more choice and transparency
Helping make prescription drugs more affordable for plan sponsors and the members we serve is a universal focus.
Orphan drugs market: Can we afford them?
We examine key questions around orphan drugs such as why they're so expensive, how they're being used and what plan sponsors should do next.
Gene therapy: How to prepare for a growing pipeline
The unprecedented cost of gene therapies requires a fundamental rethinking of how treatment costs are managed.
The secret to lowering the total cost of care
Rising pharmacy costs concern everyone. Managing the underlying health conditions behind each prescription is key to addressing these high costs.
What’s changing the PBM industry?
In this conversation, learn from Optum Rx thought leaders on how access, affordability and transparency have become imperatives for pharmacy benefit management.
3 steps to slash medication costs
This is your guide to reducing your health care spending.
The next biosimilar wave has arrived. Now what?
In this conversation, learn about a new class of biosimilars and what this means for competition, cost and volume in the PBM market.
Lowest net cost and your bottom line
Learn about strategies to achieve the lowest net cost of prescription drugs through formularies, biosimilars and our Vigilant Drug Program.
Regulations to watch: Fall 2023
Learn what's at stake as the PBM legislation advances on Capitol Hill.
Personalized care: Focusing on the member
Hear from Optum Rx chief of operations, Jon Mahrt
How to eliminate prescription waste
Achieve savings by targeting expensive, low-value drugs.
The dangers of polypharmacy
Millions of workers at risk due to overprescribed drugs
Alzheimer's treatment: Time for a level-set?
See success rates, risks and costs of the new Alzheimer’s treatments.
Case Study: Advanced Pharmacy Audit Services
How a health plan saved more than $1 million
Optum Neurology Center of Excellence
When you work with the Optum Neurology Center of Excellence, we provide helpful resources so you can spend more time with your patients.
Get ahead of 3 pharmacy trends that will affect your plan
Find out what’s changing the pharmacy market and how it could impact you.
4 new drugs to watch this year
Breakthrough treatments for menopause, Alzheimer's and hemophilia are coming.
Advancing health equity: How Optum Rx Is overcoming challenges
Thought leaders discuss the intentional vigilance needed to overcome obstacles impeding better access to health care for all.
How to manage blockbuster anti-obesity drugs
The pricey weight management drugs work well, but users need coaching and support to maintain the benefits.
Rules impacting pharmacy: Summer 2023 legislative sessions
Learn what's at stake as the Senate considers PBM legislation.
3 ways to address vaccine fatigue
Learn about researched vaccine messaging themes and important steps you can take to promote critical vaccinations for members.
Experts agree: PBMs add value, lower costs
PBMs don’t cause high drug costs — they’re part of the solution. Our drug prices beat the “low cost” vendors.
Gene therapies: Can we afford the future of medicine?
Learn how to manage financial risk as gene therapies become more commonplace.
Exciting advances for sickle cell, chronic obesity, Alzheimer’s
See potential cures for sickle cell and new help for chronic obesity and Alzheimer’s, along with how they work and how much they cost.
5 trends that defined pharmacy in 2023
See which trends are shaping the present and future of pharmacy care services.
Regulatory update: Winter 2023
Get the latest on legislation impacting PBMs.
Managing diabetes gains an 8:1 return on investment
Learn how a third-party administrator’s client improved health outcomes and lowered costs.
Drugs to Watch in summer 2023: New therapies
New drugs for postpartum depression, dermatitis and blindness are coming.
Redefining the prior authorization process
How we are revamping the prescribing process
Optum Rx Drug Pipeline Insights Reports
Read the most recent quarterly reports on new drugs coming down the pipeline.
Defining the future of alternate-site infusion pharmacy care
Optum tackles the many issues infusion pharmacy care faces as it serves vulnerable patients with acute needs and complex conditions.
Outlook on oncology 2023
See how emerging trends, including a global pandemic, are reshaping the landscape of oncology care and medication.
How our medication packaging helps the planet
New packaging saves CO2, water, energy, and plastic waste.
Shipping sensitive medications
See how medications are protected in transit.
Smart formulary management
Developing and managing formularies that bring clinical and financial value
Transforming the pharmacy industry with transparency
Hear how the industry’s most transparent and independent Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee evaluates drugs for the Optum Rx formulary.
Alternative funding: Real savings or problems?
See how much "free" drugs will actually cost you.
Health Equity Vision Into Action Report
Learn how identifying and addressing disparities in health care allows everyone to live their healthiest life.
Regulatory updates with Optum Rx
Stay up-to-date on what’s happening in pharmacy legislation.
First big drugs for 2024
New treatments for NASH, schizophrenia and more are on the way.
Using data to improve health equity
Together, we can identify disparities and take steps toward health equity for all Americans.
2024: A new year promises a host of new drugs
See which trends to consider when assessing the pharmacy benefit, which new drugs may be flying under the radar and what’s coming this year.
A young patient’s hemophilia story
See how OptumRx helped change a patient’s life.
Weighty issue: How to contain GLP-1 costs
Get strategies for handling the new anti-obesity medications.
New hope for neurological conditions
Learn how a holistic model enhances multiple sclerosis care.