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Jul 19, 2017, 10:15 ET PCMA Issues Guiding Principles, Policy Solutions to HHS on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price offering policy solutions to reduce...


Jul 12, 2017, 11:45 ET PCMA Challenges North Dakota Health Mandates that Undermine Patient Safety, Increase Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging two North Dakota laws that threaten patient...


Jun 13, 2017, 10:39 ET PCMA: PBMs Provide the HELP Committee with Policy Solutions to Increase Competition, Reduce Rx Costs

As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) examines the drug delivery system, the Pharmaceutical Care Management...


Jun 12, 2017, 14:43 ET PCMA: Supreme Court Ruling on Biosimilars to Increase Competition, Reduce Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement regarding today's ruling by the United States Supreme Court in...


Jun 12, 2017, 11:18 ET PCMA Report: Drugmakers Raise Prices Regardless of Rebates

As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions examines the drug delivery system during a hearing tomorrow, the Pharmaceutical...


Jun 07, 2017, 15:05 ET PCMA: New Nevada Legislative Mandate to Increase Prescription Drug Costs for Consumers and Employers

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today issued the following statement regarding legislation in Nevada, SB 539: "The costly...


May 25, 2017, 16:14 ET PCMA Applauds FDA Commissioner's Commitment to Increasing Prescription Drug Competition

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today applauded Food and Drug Commissioner (FDA) Scott Gottlieb's call to publish a list of...


May 01, 2017, 12:11 ET PCMA "PBM Policy Forum" Addressing Drug Pricing and Improving Quality

Today, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) holds its annual "PBM Policy Forum" at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. This year's...


Apr 26, 2017, 09:47 ET New Report: Five Ways the New FDA Commissioner Can Promote Drug Price Competition

As the U.S. Senate looks to confirm Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to run the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new report identifies five policy...


Apr 24, 2017, 13:35 ET PCMA: The Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda Leads to Higher Drug Prices, Fewer Choices in Medicare

As the independent drugstore lobby descends on Capitol Hill this week to promote costly new government health mandates, the Pharmaceutical Care...


Apr 19, 2017, 18:00 ET PCMA: New Market Analysis Shows No Connection Between Drugmaker Pricing and Rebates

A new market analysis contradicts claims that drug pricing is contingent on the level of rebates and discounts manufacturers negotiate with the...


Apr 07, 2017, 15:59 ET PCMA: FAST Generics Act to Increase Competition, Reduce Rx Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on the Fair Access for Safe and Timely ("FAST") Generics Act,...


Apr 06, 2017, 13:06 ET PCMA: Drugmaker Lobby Campaign Deflects Blame for High Drug Prices

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement regarding the drugmaker lobby's campaign to deflect blame for...


Mar 29, 2017, 12:57 ET PCMA Statement: PhRMA Report on Cost-Sharing Misses the Mark

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released the following points regarding a new PhRMA report on patient out-of-pocket...


Mar 27, 2017, 12:23 ET PCMA Releases New Campaign Video: 'How Do Prescription Drug Rebates Reduce Costs?'

As part of its DrugBenefitSolutions.com campaign, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new video — "How do...


Mar 15, 2017, 09:45 ET PCMA: C-THRU Act Will Increase Costs, Undermine Competition

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement on legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), "The...


Mar 01, 2017, 10:08 ET PCMA Statement on CMS Administrator Nominee

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee's vote to advance the...


Feb 15, 2017, 12:18 ET PCMA: DIR Legislation Would Increase Premiums, Medicare Part D Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on H.R. 1038, legislation introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith...


Feb 08, 2017, 11:30 ET PCMA Releases New Video: "What is Drug Price Transparency?"

As part of its DrugBenefitSolutions.com campaign, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new video, "What is drug...


Feb 01, 2017, 11:41 ET PCMA Refutes Report from Oncologist Splinter Group on Medicare Part D

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on a new report by a splinter group of oncologists attacking...


Jan 30, 2017, 17:36 ET PCMA Statement on New Class-Action Lawsuit Against Drug Companies

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on today's new class-action lawsuit against three makers of...


Jan 27, 2017, 15:00 ET CMS Report Highlights how DIR Reduces Beneficiary Premiums in Medicare Part D

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...


Jan 11, 2017, 17:20 ET PCMA Statement on Gov. Cuomo's NY Prescription Drug Price Proposal

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on a new proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) that...


Jan 11, 2017, 13:02 ET Federal Circuit Court Strikes Down Iowa Mandate Restricting PBM Tools

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an Iowa law that restricted tools used by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to lower...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:45 ET PCMA Launches New Effort on How PBMs Protect Consumers and Payers from High Drug Costs

As the new Administration and Congress explore ways to improve the health care system, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is...