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NCPA calls on State AGs to scrutinize PBMs

NCPA calls on State AGs to scrutinize PBMs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a recent letter to state attorneys general, the National Community Pharmacists Association warned that a partnership between two massive pharmacy benefit managers will squash local pharmacies and ultimately limit consumer choices. “These two companies operating separately already exert tremendous downward pressure on independent pharmacies. By joining forces, they can put many

Former Lilly exec Alex Azar tabbed to head HHS

Former Lilly exec Alex Azar tabbed to head HHS

WASHINGTON — Biopharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar has been nominated as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fill the post vacated by Tom Price. Azar is currently founder and chairman of Seraphim Strategies LLC, an Indianapolis-based consultancy focused on the biopharma and health insurance industries, including biopharmaceutical sales, marketing, pricing,