In the debate over rising drug prices, both drugmakers and PBMs claim innocence

CNBC
Drug companies have pointed the finger at middlemen in the health-care system, saying they not only benefit from rising drug prices but contribute to their increases…Read More

Transparency needed on companies that manage prescription drugs

The Sacramento Bee
Here’s the reality: Those benefits are administered by the most influential segment of the health care industry that you’ve never heard of. These companies are called pharmacy benefits managers (PBM)…Read More

Another Sneaky PBM Practice Needs to End

Real Clear Health
When the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and insurance giant sued each other last year over how much each company made in profits, the curtain was raised on the oversized role PBMs play in determining what consumers pay for their prescription drugs…Read More

To Improve Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reform PBMs And Fix Health Care’s Systemic Problems

Forbes
Accusations that pharmaceuticals are driving the problem of health care affordability abound. But, political misdiagnoses are just as problematic as medical misdiagnoses…Read More

Mylan is sued by consumers who claim PBM rebates are really kickbacks

STAT News
Three consumers filed a lawsuit accusing Mylan Pharmaceuticals of paying kickbacks to pharmacy benefits managers in order to boost EpiPen sales…Read More.

The secret monopoly behind America’s outrageous drug prices

The Week
Most people agree that American drug prices are too high — and it seems to be getting worse. Every month or so there comes yet another story about some holder of a pharmaceutical patent jacking the price up a zillion percent to make a quick buck at the expense of sick people…Read More

You Can Blame Pharmacy Benefit Managers for Higher Drug Prices

Real Clear Health
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) administer prescription drug plans on behalf of insurers and employers. In the process, they negotiate reimbursement terms with pharmacies and drug prices with drug manufacturers…Read More

The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices

The American Prospect
Rob Frankil of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, followed his father into the family business after college. “My entire life,” he said, “I’ve been involved with managing and owning independent pharmacies.” He now owns two stores, a traditional community pharmacy and another that caters to long-term care facilities…Read More

UNDERSTANDING THE HIDDEN VILLAIN OF BIG PHARMA: PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS

Newsweek
In the past few months, four bills have been introduced in Congress calling for transparency in prescription drug pricing…Read More

A new Senate bill would require PBMs to disclose some rebate info

STAT News
In a bid to pull the curtain back on drug pricing, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would require pharmacy benefit managers to disclose information about the controversial rebates paid by drug makers to win coveted spots on health plan formularies…Read More.

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