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Shares of Questcor (QCOR -2.6%) are on the move again after UnitedHealthcare (UNH -0.1%)...

Shares of Questcor (QCOR -2.6%) are on the move again after UnitedHealthcare (UNH -0.1%) announces in a network bulletin that, effective April 1, 2013, the insurer will require physicians to submit for prior authorization and approval of Acthar for its plan members.
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  • grox01
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    Looks like same old... same old!
    2 Jan 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • piggysun
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    This one is very mild ... good chance to load more.
    2 Jan 2013, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • wadeyr
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    what happened here?
    2 Jan 2013, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • ThatmanBL
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    Once again pretty much every Achtar prescription needs a pre approval so this is basically no news.
    2 Jan 2013, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • piggysun
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    A little bit more paperwork. "Currently it is optional for network physicians prescribing H.P. Acthar (or immune globulin medications) to submit for advanced notification prior to the administration of these medications. Drug policy criteria and/or manufacturer package labeling are used to review these requests and are the basis for coverage determination."
    2 Jan 2013, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • pharmaman58
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    I doubt that any prescriber would prescribe Acthar Gel without authorization now. In the current climate, that would be almost reckless.
    3 Jan 2013, 07:21 AM Reply Like
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