SOURCE: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute

Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute

April 20, 2011 10:43 ET

Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Announces New Executive Director

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI), a national organization committed to research and education in pharmacy benefit management, announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director. Dr. Brenda Motheral accepted the position following a rigorous search process.

"PBMI has a well-established reputation as the nation's leading, independent research organization of current trends and best practices in the pharmacy benefit management industry," Motheral said. "I look forward to furthering the organization's commitment to provide the best research and educational tools available which serve to continually foster enhancements throughout the PBM marketplace."

Dr. Motheral began her career as a research scientist in the area of cost-effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. Since that time, she has led research, product development, and strategy in the pharmacy benefit and disease management industries. Her work has focused on leveraging applied research for drug coverage decisions, identifying and designing new products, and implementing large health services programs. Over the last decade, Dr. Motheral has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of cost-effectiveness, pharmaceutical cost management, and disease management and has received national research awards from both The Academy for Managed Care Pharmacy and The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

Dr. Motheral also holds a faculty appointment at The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and previously served as a faculty member at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and as the Director of the University's Center for Pharmaceutical Policy. Dr. Motheral has a PhD focused in Health Economics, an MBA, and BS in Pharmacy.

About The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)

PBMI provides research and education to help healthcare benefit executives work with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and other professionals to design prescription drug benefit programs. PBMI provides a forum for purchasers to exchange ideas and drive marketplace changes that improve pharmacy benefits and control costs.

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