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MedImpact Collaborates With American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits to Publish ‘Drug Trends’ Column

SAN DIEGO, CA — Jan. 21, 2014 — MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. today announced an editorial collaboration with The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, a peer-reviewed publication under The American Journal of Managed Care network, to provide the journal's "Drug Trends" column six times a year.

Bimal V. Patel, PharmD, MS, who serves as director, Health Outcomes, will direct the project for MedImpact. "We always look for ways to share what we learn from serving so many customers, and we expect this collaboration to provide feedback for us as well," Patel said. "We are excited The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits has given us this opportunity to address what is happening in healthcare delivery. Given our focus on the patient as a whole, we plan to introduce quality trends as an additional focus to the Drug Trends column."

"Through this editorial collaboration, readers of The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits will gain insights from experts who handle pharmacy needs for millions of Americans, from all walks of life," said Brian Haug, publisher of AJPB. "We expect strong response from our readers, and we look forward to bringing them this feature with every issue."

The first MedImpact contribution to Drug Trends, on changes in medication adherence by market segment, will appear in the January/February issue of AJPB. It will feature observations about medications that treat three common conditions: diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

About MedImpact Healthcare Systems Inc.

MedImpact Healthcare Systems Inc. (http://www.medimpact.com), founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a PBM that combines subject matter expertise with innovative technology and services to deliver better healthcare outcomes and improve its clients' positions in the market. MedImpact provides PBM services to 47 million members of health plans, hospitals and employers in the U.S. and abroad. MedImpact's model is unique: avoiding conflict of interest by not owning mail order or specialty pharmacies and instead deriving revenue from effectively managing client pharmacy benefits. MedImpact's results are quantified through detailed peer analysis, demonstrating how the company can help its clients be market leaders rather than followers.

About The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits is a peer-reviewed publication under The American Journal of Managed Care network.

Media Contacts:

Gordon Romanas, Vice President of Marketing
MedImpact Healthcare Systems Inc.
Tel: 858.790.6475
Email: gordon.romanas@medimpact.com

Nicole Beagin
Associate Editorial Director
The American Journal of Managed Care
Tel: 609.716.7777 x131
Email: nbeagin@ajmc.com

                  

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