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CVS and Aetna merger a disruptive sign of the future

Healthcare Finance
The proposed CVS Health-Aetna merger is emblematic of the growing arms race to consolidate and control consumer access to appropriate prescription drugs, particularly LTC (long-term care) patients…Read More.

CVS Health-Aetna Merger Emblematic of Growing Arms Race to Consolidate, Control Seniors’ Access to Prescription Drugs

The proposed CVS Health-Aetna merger is emblematic of the growing arms race to consolidate and control consumer access to appropriate prescription drugs, particularly LTC patients…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.

To protect seniors, Congress should adopt clear, statutory definition of long term care pharmacies

The Hill
When it comes to the “alphabet soup” of federal agencies, one’s eyes can glaze over in confusion and uncertainty about what they do, why they do it, and how average citizens benefit from their federally-funded oversight…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.

PBMs must stop taking advantage of seniors and taxpayers

McKnight’s
As much as we can appreciate the ingenuity of entrepreneurs in a free market, programs like Medicare were never intended to pad the pockets of businesses at the expense of consumers and taxpayers…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.

Brady Says Drug Rebates Should Be Shared With Seniors, But It’s Not Clear How

Inside Health Policy
House Ways & Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) relayed to HHS Secretary Alex Azar Thursday (Sept. 6) his reservations with making health plans share drug rebates at the point of sale…Read More.

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