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Sarah Marche is responsible for Highmark’s Pharmacy Benefit Management Business, including Clinical and Specialty Pharmacy, Pharmacy Product, Marketing and Sales, Operations, and Manufacturer and Vendor Contracting.
She joined Highmark Inc. as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in 2005 with a focus on Formulary and Utilization Management for the Commercial and Medicare Part D lines of business as well as Drug Pipeline Management.
Dr. Marche was subsequently promoted to Manager of Manufacturer Relations where she served as the main point of contact for pharmaceutical manufacturers and built the rebate contracting strategy for the Pharmacy Services organization at Highmark. She expanded her role to drive the strategy for all vendor partnerships including the PBM and Specialty Pharmacy partners.
Dr. Marche received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and then completed a Pharmacy Practice residency with University of Pittsburgh. She began her pharmacy career as a Clinical Pharmacist with UPMC - Shadyside Hospital as a Critical Care Pharmacist and also spent time at UPMC — Palermo, working as a pharmacist.
Current Professional Affiliations include:
High Cost Drugs and Pharmacy Issues
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)
Highmark Provides Members Alternative Site of Care for Infusion Therapies
“By receiving infusion therapies at other sites, members can reduce transportation times, see more flexibility in their schedules and receive their treatment in a more comfortable and private environment. However, if a hospital setting is the appropriate option, a member's care will continue to be covered and uninterrupted.”
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