N.C. Blues touts generic program
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 5, 2007
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina says its members saved $80 million in 2006 thanks to the company's waiver on co-pays for the use of generic drugs.
The company also acknowledged that the program saved the plan some money as well, though it did not divulge specific savings.
The Blues plan is one of many trying to tailor drug programs so that members are encouraged to get their prescriptions filled with less-expensive generic drugs whenever possible.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/03/05/bibf0305.htm.