healthcare costs

Already concerned with drug costs, large employers, family pharmacists worry about more middlemen

BY: - September 2, 2021

There already were deep concerns among small pharmacists about drug middlemen known as "pharmacy benefit managers."  Now the corporations that own them appear to be creating yet another layer of middlemen. That has even the largest employers in the country worried.

Attempts to reform drug middlemen surge in nearly every state

BY: - July 1, 2021

Secretive companies that mediate between drug manufacturers, payers and pharmacies have been drawing heavy scrutiny for at least four years.  Now efforts to change the way those companies do business have resulted in 100 bills introduced in 42 separate states, according to a report published Wednesday by the influential Kaiser Health News. Ohio has been […]

Chucking insurance

BY: - June 22, 2021

To a growing number of pharmacists, using insurance to pay for most generic drugs makes about as much sense as getting auto insurance to cover your oil changes. Problem is, if you try to buy generics without using your insurance card at the vast, vast majority of American pharmacies, you’re going to pay a “cash” […]

Health care giant acknowledges Ohio suit, says more could come from other states

BY: - April 29, 2021

Healthcare giant acknowledges Ohio suit, says more could come from other states

Big fight over drug pricing heads to the Supreme Court

BY: - October 5, 2020

A years-long fight over whether states have the authority to regulate important aspects of drug pricing will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

Ohio hospital list prices vary wildly, new report finds

BY: - August 28, 2020

Plan to boost hospital transparency unlikely to save money, re[port finds.