News & Updates

New Study Finds High Prescription Drug Costs Are Not Driving Up U.S. Healthcare Costs

BioSpace
It’s easy for politicians and consumers to rage about the high price of prescription drugs, but Wayne Winegarden, Pacific Research Institute’s senior fellow in business and economics, said those prices are not to blame for the high cost of healthcare in the United States…Read More.

Pharmacy benefit managers add cost to healthcare, impose consumer and market burdens, study says

Healthcare Finance
Due to inefficiencies in the current regulatory framework, pharmacy benefit managers can add cost to the healthcare system and impose burdens on both consumers and market competition, according to a new study released by the Pacific Research Institute…Read More.

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

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