News & Updates

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain

SCPC Tells HELP Committee “A comprehensive full-spectrum solution is the only real option”…Read More.

Another New Study Details Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Pocketing Rebates as Profits — Not Passing on to Patients Through Lower Premiums

Another new study undermines Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBMs) empty claims that “rebates” they negotiate with drug makers are actually passed along to consumers…Read More.

House Lawmakers To CMS: Make Plans Share More Part D Rebates With Beneficiaries

Inside Health Policy
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom praised lawmakers for prodding CMS to do its job of overseeing the private deals that are supposed to benefit beneficiaries…Read More.

SCPC: New Study of Medicare “DIR” Fee Legislation Helps Demonstrate PBMs as Bad Actors Across Full Spectrum of Transactions

Solutions to PBM Pricing Abuses Must Address Entire Drug Supply Chain…Read More.

It’s time to eliminate the secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager pricing practices

The Hill
With federal lawmakers introducing a variety of bipartisan, bicameral legislation throughout 2017 aimed at eliminating opaque and secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing practices, the increasingly controversial middlemen…Read More.

Hospital Impact—Pharmacy benefit managers are a lot like car dealers

Fierce Healthcare
Like a car dealership, it’s hard to know a PBM’s actual costs or how that impacts what patients pay…Read More.

Abusive, Opaque PBM Pricing Schemes Receive More Attention Over Summer Congressional Recess

As New State Laws Target Anti-Consumer PBM “Clawbacks,” ABC News Reports on Related Lawsuits…Read More.

Pharmacy chains accused of overcharging for generic drugs

ABC News
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Want to Bring Down Drug Prices? Go After the Middleman

The American Prospect
“Pharmacy benefit managers”—companies that claim to lower prices—actually jack them up…Read More.

Hospital Impact—PBMs are worsening the opioid epidemic

Fierce Healthcare
For Americans younger than 50, the leading cause of death used to be injuries caused by accidents. Now, the biggest killer isn’t car crashes or ladder falls—it’s drug overdoses…Read More.

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