It’s time to eliminate the secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager pricing practices
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
Like a car dealership, it’s hard to know a PBM’s actual costs or how that impacts what patients pay…Read More.
AMA, AHA Call For Drug Pricing Transparency, Increased Competition
Inside Health Policy
Representatives from the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association called for increased drug pricing transparency and reduced regulations to increase competition at a panel on Monday (Sept. 25) on the cost of drugs at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Medicare conference…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.
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
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.
Middlemen Who Save $$ On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You
Kaiser Health News
Pharmacy benefit managers — companies that are often unnoticed and even less understood by most consumers — hold an important place in the prescription drug-pricing pipeline…Read More.
Market Reforms To Improve Pharmaceutical Outcomes
The drama of “repeal and replace” resembled an unfunny version of a Monty Python skit, continuously claiming that it was “not dead yet”, and even that it was “getting better” only to be put out of its misery in the end…Read More.