Study: PBMs lower most drug costs for...

Study: PBMs lower most drug costs for most people, encourage...

Skyrocketing costs for prescription drugs has put scrutiny on the role pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, play in negotiating pharmaceutical prices with manufacturers on behalf of insurers who provide health policies for nearly 300 million Americans. Drawing heat from the Trump Administration, Congress and state lawmakers around the nation is the opaque PBM practice of securing rebates - or clawbacks - from drug-makers and imposing rules that forbid pharmacists from discussing prescription drug prices with customers.

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