WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) president and chief executive officer J.C. Scott released the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposal requiring drug companies to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in television ads:
“We share the Administration’s goal of reducing prescription drug prices. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) foster competition among drugmakers, resulting in lower costs for consumers.
We believe that list prices of drugs should be included in drug manufacturers’ communications with prescribers to help patients make informed treatment choices.
The most direct way to reduce costs and improve access to prescription drugs is for drugmakers to cut their prices, and we look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to accomplish this goal.”