Harvard Pilgrim Health Care agrees to cover PCSK9 inhibitor

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care agreed to cover evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) at a discount in the first "pay-for-performance" contract for the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor, the Boston Globe reports. In August, the FDA approved evolocumab, which is an injectable medication that lowers high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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