Pharmacy Benefit Managers

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Bipartisan Cooperation in Colorado Yields Legislation Benefiting Patients & the Pharmacies they Rely On

Recognizing the importance of community pharmacies to the health of Colorado’s residents and to the state’s economy, State Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) and State Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada) have teamed up to pass legislation that will “benefit patients and the pharmacies they rely on for prescriptions and... [continue reading]

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Florida’s Pharmacists and Pharmacies Among the Winners from the 2014 Legislative Session

With the close of the 2014 Legislative Session in Florida, both pharmacists and pharmacies enjoy a number of major victories that will also benefit Floridians statewide. The passage of Senate Bill 702 will provide “predictability and common sense business practices for pharmacies to prepare and respond to... [continue reading]

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Relationships between Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Pharmaceutical Companies Face Greater Scrutiny

The business practices of some pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), including their relationships with pharmaceutical companies, have long been a concern for advocacy groups and federal and state authorities are now taking a closer look. According to news reports, Express Scripts Holding Co. (the nation’s largest PBM), currently... [continue reading]

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Bill Favoring Reasonable Standards for Pharmacy Audits Expected to Pass in Florida

Pharmacists play a critical role in ensuring the health and well-being of millions of American’s every day – from improving medication adherence and outcomes for patients with chronic diseases to providing a growing array of immunizations. With these responsibilities in mind, a pharmacist’s time and effort should... [continue reading]

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Independent Community Pharmacists Seek Fairness, Transparency in Reimbursement Rates

Due largely to the distortion of the reimbursement system for generic prescription medications by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), independent communities pharmacies in Missouri are struggling to keep their doors open as they continue to fill prescriptions at a loss for their customers. To increase both fairness and... [continue reading]