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Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write

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Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write

Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write






OPINION By George Huntley and Stewart Perry George Huntley of Indianapolis is CEO of the Diabetes Leadership Council and the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition. He has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 39 years. Lexington insurance agent Stewart Perry is a lifelong patient advocate living with Type 2 diabetes and a founding member of the Diabetes Leadership Council. American health-care innovation has saved countless lives. Whether it?s a new vaccine to prevent serious illness, or a breakthrough treatment to help someone manage a previously debilitating chronic disease, we owe a lot to those researchers and scientists in white lab coats. But what if they toiled away in the lab to make that new medicine and no one could access or afford it" And what if the reason was because some unknown middleman was dictating the cost and skimming vast sums of money off the top to pad their bottom line" While we?d like to think that no one would stand for such a thing, this is unfortunately what happens every day in our modern health-care system. It should be a lot simpler. Scientists develop a medicine, physicians determine when to prescribe it, pharmacists dispense it, and a patient takes it to manage their health. But somehow it became commonplace for an insurance company to dictate which medicines a patient can take?and for a pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM, to determine how much they pay for it. And we?re supposed to believe they do this to help businesses and individual...
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Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write Time for pharmacy-benefit managers to 'share the savings' in prescription-drug costs, crusaders against diabetes write

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Publication date: 15-11-2022 16:06
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