September 21, 2020 by Todd Huseby, Rodey Wing and Emily Rowe
coronavirus (COVID-19), health care, health care costs, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM)
Pharmacy, September 21, 2020
Today’s retail pharmacies face increasing pressure from all fronts. Governments are aiming to reduce health care costs, and public sentiment is pushing the industry toward a value-based model. The use of high-cost specialty drugs is increasing dispensing complexity and shifting channel volume — at a time when disruptors like Amazon are poised to impact pricing.
October 25, 2018 by Chain Drug Review
CVS Health, Dr. Troyen Brennan, Jennifer Polinski, Managed Care Organization (MCO), Medicaid, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM)
Featured Articles, Leading Headlines, Pharmacy, Retail News
WOONSOCKET, R.I .— New research from CVS Health shows that state Medicaid programs that use a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and a contracted pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to administer prescription drug coverage have significantly lower overall drug costs than those states that manage their own formulary. Further, researchers found that when states switched to managing