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PCMA applauds Maryland for enacting Rx drug price transparency legislation

PCMA applauds Maryland for enacting Rx drug price transparency legislation

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)  issued on Friday the following statement applauding the Maryland legislature and Governor Larry Hogan for enacting first-of-its-kind legislation, HB 978/SB 915, to increase transparency in the prescription drug supply chain. The legislation, sponsored by Delegate Ariana Kelly and Senator Benjamin Kramer, will give Maryland policymakers and the

America’s prescription drug supply chain stands together

America’s prescription drug supply chain stands together

WASHINGTON —  On Thursday, members of the prescription drug supply and payment chain, including pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, including specialty and managed care pharmacies, and health plans, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders affirming the safety and resiliency of the drug supply chain, and calling for public-private

PCMA files brief in Rutledge versus PCMA

PCMA files brief in Rutledge versus PCMA

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) filed its brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Rutledge versus PCMA, arguing that a misguided Arkansas law creates inefficiencies in employer-sponsored health plans and threatens access to prescription drugs. The brief comes in advance of anticipated oral arguments next month. Unique state

PCMA names new staff addition to state affairs

PCMA names new staff addition to state affairs

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has announced that Regina Stivers as PCMA’s newest staff addition. Stivers joins PCMA as director, state affairs. She brings a tremendous amount of experience, having worked in both federal and state government and in the private sector overseeing economic development. Before joining PCMA, Regina served as both

New research: PBMs save $962 per person annually

New research: PBMs save $962 per person annually

WASHINGTON — Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) save consumers and payers an average of $962 per person per year, according to a new analysis by Visante, a $21 increase from 2016. The research also highlights PBMs’ role in reducing medication errors and improving patients’ health through increased adherence rates and specialty pharmacies. “As prescription drug prices

Study: PBM care management programs improve health outcomes

Study: PBM care management programs improve health outcomes

WASHINGTON — As prescription drug spending is poised to reach as much as $5 trillion during the next decade, new data find that pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs’) proven cost savings and patient care management tools should reduce prescription drug costs for health plan sponsors and consumers by an average of 20%, or more than $1

Jon Roberts of CVS Health becomes chairman of PCMA board

Jon Roberts of CVS Health becomes chairman of PCMA board

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) announced that Jon Roberts, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CVS Health becomes chairman of PCMA’s board of directors. “I’m honored to serve as chairman of the PCMA board of directors, supporting the association’s efforts to change the dialogue around prescription drugs with a

PBMs support transparency for consumers, health plan sponsors, policymakers

PBMs support transparency for consumers, health plan sponsors, policymakers

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on today’s action by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health drug pricing transparency legislation: PCMA applauds the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for advancing legislation promoting real-time benefit tools to give prescribers and patients at the point of prescribing information on

PCMA issues statement on proposed Rx drug rebate rule  

PCMA issues statement on proposed Rx drug rebate rule  

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) president and chief executive officer JC Scott issued the following statement on the Administration’s decision to withdraw the proposed rule on prescription drug rebates: “We understand that high prescription drug prices are a burden for too many Americans. There is still a problem of affordability for consumers that

IngenioRx joins the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

IngenioRx joins the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is announcing the addition of IngenioRx as its newest member company. IngenioRx provides pharmacy benefit management services to payers, including affiliates of Anthem, Inc. (ANTM), and is focused on bringing new clarity to the complicated world of pharmacy so members get the benefits they need in a way that’s

PBMs support increased transparency in prescription drug supply chain

PBMs support increased transparency in prescription drug supply chain

WASHINGTON — As the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health examines ways to bring more transparency to prescription drug prices, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is confirming its principles on transparency in the prescription drug supply chain. PCMA commends the Subcommittee’s work to bring more transparency to drug prices. America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) support greater

PCMA makes statement on the administration’s Medicare Part D Rule

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) president and chief executive officer J.C. Scott issued the following statement on the Administration’s final Medicare Part D rule: “We share the administration’s goal of reducing prescription drug costs in Medicare. We are pleased with the administration’s thoughtful approach to overseeing price concessions negotiated between pharmacies and PBMs that are

PCMA unveils new campaign on the value of PBMs

PCMA unveils new campaign on the value of PBMs

WASHINGTON— As the debate on prescription drug costs continues and policymakers seek solutions to reduce out-of-control prices for consumers, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today is announcing the launch of a new, multi-faceted digital public affairs campaign OnYourRxSide.  The campaign is designed to increase awareness of the value that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) bring to patients and the employers and public programs