Already concerned with drug costs, large employers, family pharmacists worry about more middlemen
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
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 […]
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
Healthcare giant acknowledges Ohio suit, says more could come from other states
Big fight over drug pricing heads to the Supreme Court
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
Plan to boost hospital transparency unlikely to save money, re[port finds.