WellPoint Plans To Seek Pharma Partners For Outcomes-Based Contracting: An Interview With WellPoint's Brian Sweet
Executive SummaryIn an interview, "The Pink Sheet" talked to WellPoint Chief Pharmacy Officer Brian Sweet about the near-to-mid-term outlook for outcomes-based agreements between payers and drug manufacturers, including initiatives WellPoint is taking to work differently with biopharma (1"The Pink Sheet," May 24, 2010)
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