Thursday, February 12, 2009

Non-Clinical Pharmacy Jobs in Managed Care

If you're a pharmacist, have you ever considered working for a managed care organization (MCO)? There are many different types of opportunities within managed care and to learn more, you should check out the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

With rising drug costs, there's a greater need to understand which drugs are most cost-effective within MCOs. So, if you really enjoy looking at numbers, playing around with different cost-effectiveness models, evaluating the ROI on disease management, and looking at ways to improve pay-for-performance (P4P), then consider working for an MCO. Maybe you'll be able to create a novel drug assistance program and help those patients who can't afford their meds. By then, many of those meds should be generic. I'm still waiting for the day when biologic agents go generic. Would you trust a generic biologic agent?

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