Let’s Study Patient Outcomes, Not Hypothetical Costs Saved from Formularies

In a 2017 joint position paper on prior authorization spearheaded by the American Medical Association, 17 medical organizations representing clinicians, patients, and hospitals advocate that drug formularies should never be implemented based solely on cost criteria.1 Their first principle rightly states, “Any utilization management program applied to a service, device or drug should be based on … Continued