LISTEN NOW: Live at AMCP Annual 2024 – Digging into managed care pharmacy insights | Pharmacy Friends podcast

In this episode, Prime/MRx clinicians — along with special guests — discuss the hottest topics covered at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s 2024 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

April 19, 2024

Jazz-laden melodies are typically the sonic output of “The Big Easy” but this week, it’s a new podcast episode recapping the forward-thinking presentations on managed care and specialty pharmacy topics from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)’s 2024 Annual Meeting from April 15–18.

In this special episode of the Pharmacy Friends podcast “Live at AMCP Annual 2024 – Digging into managed care pharmacy insights,” we dig into managed care pharmacy insights with Prime/MRx pharmacy experts Landon Marshall, Ben Urick, Yuqian Liu, Kyle Thompson, Nick Friedlander, Pat Gleason, David Eckwright and other special guests.

“This conference creates such a unique environment because so many experts from different industry sectors are here,” Eckwright said. “It provides a lot of benefits like gauging market direction across the complex dimensions of our industry. It also allows us to have a forum to strengthen our personal relationships with partners and clients.”

During the event, Prime Therapeutics/Magellan Rx Management (Prime/MRx) Clinical and Health Outcomes teams presented eight research studies that evaluate real-world drug utilization, managed care pharmacy programs and associated costs of care for conditions including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Our experts also shared additional insights during five educational sessions, spanning topics such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists for chronic weight management, mandatory drug wastage programs, cell and gene therapy management, navigating Medicare’s health equity–related changes and interchangeable biosimilars. We recap these important topics in the latest episode of the Pharmacy Friends podcast.

“There’s a really positive vibe here, along with lots of energy, despite the challenges we’re collectively facing,” said Susan Cantrell, CEO of AMCP. “We all know the cost of providing health care in the U.S. is rising astronomically. However, we’re in this remarkable period of innovation, so our challenge is to figure out how we’re going to pay for all of this.”

Pharmacy Friends is a podcast dedicated to bringing industry experts to the same table to talk about what is happening in pharmacy today, what is coming and, most importantly, what it means to you. Listen to the full episode “Live at AMCP Annual 2024 – Digging into managed care pharmacy insights,” on

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