News & Updates

SCPC Praises Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Announcement on Senate Drug Pricing Hearing

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today welcomed this week’s announcement by Senate Health, Education, Pension and Labor (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) that the Committee will soon hold a hearing on a range of issues surrounding drug pricing…Read More

WATCH: Pharmacy Benefits Manager Explained

Pacific Research Institute
What would happen if you never had to pay directly for your morning coffee again…?Watch Here.

It’s Time to Switch Our Pharmacy Benefit Manager

Forbes
Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) in the nation, is discovering just how much customer service matters. It may also be discovering that suing your biggest customer in court is generally not considered good customer service…Read More.

WATCH: PBM Cup of Coffee

Community Oncology Alliance
Getting your medications, like coffee, should be simple. And it shouldn’t involve a harmful, expensive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) middleman. It is time to stop PBM abuses…Watch Here.

NEW BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS THE 
ECONOMIC COSTS OF PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS

PRI
Exploring a tool that millions of Americans use every day when paying for prescription drugs, the Pacific Research Institute today released a new research brief exploring how Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) impact prescription drug costs, access, and patient care
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Inside the ‘Scorpion Room’ Where Drug Price Secrets Are Guarded

Bloomberg
Susan Hayes can’t forget the trek from the parking lot, across a dusty patch of Arizona desert, to a dingy building without air conditioning and through a door marked “Scorpion Room”…Read More

WATCH: Why the Cost of Drugs is So Opaque

Morning Joe
MSNBC’s Morning Joe discusses drug price hikes, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) as drug pricing “middlemen” and the need for transparency…Watch here.

Long-term care pharmacy: missed opportunities

McKnight’s
One thing I’ve learned since joining this business years ago is that if you want a creative, persuasive thinker on your team, you could do a whole lot worse than Alan Rosenbloom…Read More

Today’s PCMA PBM “Policy Forum”: A Parallel Universe of Propaganda and Puffery

With the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today holding its 2017 “PBM Policy Forum” at the Newseum, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) said the gathering and its discussion is yet another attempt to divert attention away…Read More

As Congress Reconvenes, PBM Middlemen Remain on Defense as Questionable Practices, Bipartisan Transparency Legislation Drive Drug Pricing Discussion

As Congress reconvenes this week, the increasingly controversial role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in the national drug pricing chain are again in the spotlight as bipartisan, bicameral bills to limit opaque PBM pricing practices drive the drug pricing discussion…Read More

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