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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Pharmacists may soon be able to tell you the cheapest way to get prescriptions

26 September 2018 - Some pharmacists blocked by PBMs from revealing lower prices. ...

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Senate unanimously passes bill banning pharmacy 'gag clauses' in Medicare

5 September 2018 - The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would ban Medicare insurers from enforcing “gag clauses” ...

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Pharma interactions educate and improve health outcomes

31 August 2018 - Medicines Australia is pleased to announce the release of the fifth biannual innovative medicines industry’s transfer ...

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PBMs are hogging our drug discounts

28 August 2018 - The Trump administration has aimed a dagger at the heart of high pharmacy bills: the go-betweens ...

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Drug middlemen push back that rebates are to blame for high drug prices

15 August 2018 - Drug middlemen are pushing back on the Trump administration’s effort to end drug rebates, which the ...

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Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies

16 August 2018 - Express Scripts built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now ...

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Trump plan to give private Medicare leverage over drug costs would boost PBMs and biosimilars

8 August 2018 - In its latest effort to attack high drug costs, the Trump administration wants to allow privately ...

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Amid drug price scrutiny, CVS says its PBM retains just 2% of rebates

8 August 2018 - In a move to increase drug price transparency, CVS Health said its retained share of rebates ...

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