Brilinta Value-Based Contract With UPMC Incorporates Two-Sided Risk
AstraZeneca and UPMC Health Plan have signed a value-based contract for Brilinta linked to cardiovascular outcomes, with UPMC agreeing to pay more if the drug outperforms expectations.
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