A $1 discount on prescription medicines is under threat

16 May 2019 - Australians are likely to pay more for prescription medicines no matter who wins the election on ...

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CMS issues new guidance addressing spread pricing in Medicaid, ensures Pharmacy Benefit Managers are not up-charging taxpayers

15 May 2019 - Agency issues guidance for Medicaid Managed Care and CHIP health plans that clarifies how current regulations require ...

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Pharmacy benefit managers are the sole check against drug manufacturers’ pricing power

9 May 2019 - Administration’s proposed rule on rebates increases prescription drug prices, disrupts consumer access. ...

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Missing from the PBM hearings: value based drug reimbursement

11 April 2019 - This week, committees in both the Senate and House of Representatives used their power to shine ...

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CVS, Cigna, Humana blame big pharma at Senate hearing for skyrocketing US drug prices

9 April 2019 - In written testimony submitted to the Senate Finance Committee, they blasted the drug industry for the rising ...

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This week, five pharmacy ‘middlemen’ head to Capitol Hill’s hot seat. Some of them have an easier defence than others.

8 April 2019 - President Trump has blasted them as “middlemen,” known for their “dishonest double dealing.”  ...

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Greg Hunt shelves plan for two-month scripts after pharmacist backlash

28 March 2019 - A plan to deliver cheaper medicines to millions of Australians by doubling the number of tablets ...

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Senate panel to hear from pharmacy middlemen on drug prices

21 March 2019 - The Senate Finance Committee said Thursday that it has secured commitments from executives of five major ...

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Ontario may lift ban preventing major pharmacies from selling private-label generic drugs

21 March 2019 - Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government is considering lifting a ban that prevents major pharmacy chains from ...

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Continued support for Australia’s community pharmacies

8 March 2019 - The Australian Government has announced key measures to support the delivery of medicines and important patient services ...

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PBM practices drive up costs for Rx drugs

24 February 2019 - As the only pharmacist currently serving in Congress, I was encouraged to read Dr. Scott Atlas’s ...

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Drug makers blame middlemen for high prices but still make huge profits

5 February 2019 - With drug prices climbing far faster than inflation, the cost of prescription medicine has become a ...

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Drug middlemen got big markup in New York, pharmacists say

25 January 2019 - CVS, Express Scripts, OptumRx dominate PBM market in the U.S. ...

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CVS, Walmart reach an agreement on a pharmacy contract after impasse

18 January 2019 - CVS Health and Walmart said the world's largest retailer would remain part of CVS's network for commercial ...

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Department update: implementation of the improved payment administration arrangements

2 January 2019 - A communique describing key achievements for 2018, and important next steps for 2019 is now available on ...

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