No More Secrets: Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News
For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But the restraints are coming off…Read More.

Rosenbloom: No More Exploitation of Seniors, Taxpayers by PBMs

Health Economics
Pharmacy benefit managers have long enough taken advantage seniors and taxpayers in the U.S. through strategies that exploit Medicare, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President/CEO Alan Rosenbloom writes…Read More.

California Governor Signs PBM Oversight Bill That Drew National Attention

Inside Health Policy
California Governor Edmund Brown (D) signed a bill requiring that pharmacy benefit managers disclose rebates and other pricing information…Read More.

‘Cost-cutting’ middlemen reap millions via drug pricing, data show

The Columbus Dispatch
A middleman company hired to keep the state’s prescription-drug prices in check for Ohioans on Medicaid is receiving millions in taxpayer money meant to provide medications for the poor and disabled…Read More.

The Secret Drug Pricing System Middlemen Use to Rake in Millions

Bloomberg
Not everybody reads the legal notices inside the Ottumwa Courier. But in January, Iowa pharmacist Mark Frahm noticed something unusual in the paper…Read More.

Alaska Becomes Latest State To Regulate PBMs

Inside Health Policy
This week Alaska became the latest state to require pharmacy benefit managers be licensed…Read More.

Delaware Makes Drug Prices More Transparent

Delaware Public Radio
A new law eliminates the so-called gag clause making it easier for pharmacists to tell patients in Delaware about the lowest prices for their prescriptions…Read More.

Consumer Advocates Urge State Insurance Regulators To Use Authority To Fight High Drug Prices

Inside Health Policy
Two consumer advocates recently urged state insurance regulations to weigh using their administrative power — including rate review authority — to control rising drug costs and improve transparency, even if state legislators are unable to push through changes…Read More.

PBMs Are Hogging Our Drug Discounts

Fortune
The Trump administration has aimed a dagger at the heart of high pharmacy bills: the go-betweens in the supply chain that have been gouging insurers, drugmakers, and, most importantly, consumers…Read More.

To Help Seniors Served by LTC Pharmacies, DIR Fees Should Simply be Prohibited

Morning Consult
Tired of being kept in the dark about the mysterious prescription drug cost pricing process, Congress has proposed a variety of bipartisan legislative reforms designed to shed light on a system seemingly designed at the outset to confuse, befuddle and bewilder…Read More.

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