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PhRMA strikes up drug cost conversation

PhRMA strikes up drug cost conversation

A new website from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) aims to give consumers a better grasp of why prescription drugs cost so much in the United States. Launched this week, the LetsTalkAboutCost.org site takes an interactive approach by engaging visitors in a Q&A about the cost and coverage of prescription medications, with a goal

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) have filed an amici curiae brief in federal court against a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). NCPA said the brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, supports Arkansas in a lawsuit initiated by

Senator: C-THRU bill ‘shines light’ on drug pricing

Senator: C-THRU bill ‘shines light’ on drug pricing

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) has introduced the Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked Act (C-THRU), aimed at bringing more visibility into prescription drug pricing by pharmacy benefit managers. The C-THRU legislation, initiated Wednesday in the Senate Finance Committee, would require PBMs serving Medicare Part D plans to disclose the aggregate rebates

PCMA explains drug price transparency

PCMA explains drug price transparency

With high prescription drug costs a pillar of the national debate on health care, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is trying to shed some light on drug pricing. The Washington, D.C.-based PBM trade group on Wednesday released a video titled, “What is drug price transparency?”. PCMA said the goal is to show how transparency

Poll: Prescription pricing tops health care concerns

Poll: Prescription pricing tops health care concerns

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Reining in prescription drug prices tops the list of health care priorities for Americans as they ready for a new president and Congress, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of more than 1,200 U.S. adults surveyed in the health think tank’s latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, 74% said making high-cost drugs