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Clinical Trials: Industry Navigating Alternative Ways Of Delivering Investigational Drugs During Pandemic
New approaches include delivering study drug from a clinical site directly to a patient’s house through a courier service, as well as use of drones and automated dispensing units; future trials could see a mix of delivery approaches.
CVS Caremark's Lotvin reports increased US payer interest in more comprehensive drug management solutions and that some payers are asking about dropping coverage for drug categories.
Payer concessions to ensure access to drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak offer a benefit to patients and biopharma. But the costs involved could intensify future efforts to manage drug spending.
Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid encourage social distancing by offering OTC drugs and vitamins in drive-through services previously limited to Rx drugs windows. Walgreens also is restricting purchases of some items to prevent shortages.
- OTC, Consumer