National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Praises Grassley, Wyden Call for PBM “Spread Pricing” Probe

Cites Ohio Attorney General Yost’s Effort to Recoup Public Dollars from PBM Medicaid Managed Care Abuse…Read More.

Can Someone Tell Me What A PBM Does?

Kaiser Health News
It was back-to-school day at the Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday morning…Read More.

Unchecked Health Care Mergers Threaten Seniors’ Access to Prescription Drugs

Morning Consult
Pharmacy benefit managers are the latest industry group set to appear before the Senate Finance Committee to detail their role in the drug pricing supply chain and offer ideas to lower prescription drug prices…Read More.

PBMs sidestep the Senate’s tough questions — but lawmakers hint at legislation

STAT News
The much-maligned pharmacy middlemen escaped largely unscathed during a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday — but the powerful bipartisan duo behind the hearing now appears…Read More.

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.

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