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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...


Nov 30, 2016, 13:00 ET New Survey: Consumers Hold Drug Companies Responsible for High Prices and Out-of-Pocket Costs

A new national survey finds most voters blame drug companies not only for high drug prices, but also for out-of-pocket costs. The findings...


Nov 28, 2016, 14:00 ET New Research: PBMs Save $941 Per Person Annually

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are saving consumers and payers an average of $941 per person per year, according to a new analysis by Visante....


Oct 13, 2016, 11:30 ET New Report: Greater Adoption of Pharmacy Cost-Saving Tools in Medicaid Could Save Federal, State Governments $51.1 Billion over Next Decade

Amid the debate on escalating drug prices, a new report estimates that by implementing the full range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) tools,...


Sep 20, 2016, 11:00 ET New Study: Negotiated Hepatitis C Prescription Drug Costs in United States Often Lower than in Price-Controlled European Countries and Japan

A new report, "Comparison of Hepatitis C Treatment Costs," shows Hepatitis C drug prices, specifically negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers...


Sep 13, 2016, 12:15 ET Survey on Drug Costs: Employers Prefer Private Sector Solutions

America's employers are concerned about high drug prices and think private sector solutions would address the issue more effectively than...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:27 ET Mylan's Adoption of the Valeant-Turing 'Blame the Victim' Strategy Will Not Pass the Laugh Test in Washington

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on Mylan's EpiPen price hikes and...


Jun 21, 2016, 14:00 ET PCMA: CREATES Act to Increase Access to Generic Drugs

 Today's Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on S. 3056, the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, is an...


Jun 21, 2016, 11:30 ET PCMA on New PwC Report: PBMs Driving Competition to Reduce Drug Costs

 The new PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) annual report  ("Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2017") highlights how pharmacy...


Jun 13, 2016, 12:30 ET PCMA Launches Second Phase of "That's What PBMs Do" Campaign

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today launched the second phase of its That's What PBMs Do campaign with two new videos...


Jun 08, 2016, 13:12 ET NY Legislation Grants Drugstores a 'Free Pass' to Evade Patient Safety & Performance Standards

 New York state legislation (S.2530 and A.6194) that creates a special exemption for drugstores from certain safety and performance standards...


May 24, 2016, 10:00 ET The Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda: Higher Drug Prices, Fewer Choices in Medicare

 As the independent drugstore lobby descends on Capitol Hill this week to push an agenda that would increase costs and reduce access for...


Apr 06, 2016, 14:30 ET PCMA Statement on the FDA's Decision to Approve the Second U.S. Biosimilar

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on yesterday's decision by the...


Mar 17, 2016, 11:00 ET PCMA Launches New Campaign: 'That's What PBMs Do'

As policymakers seek solutions to combat high drug prices, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is launching a new national...


Feb 25, 2016, 16:00 ET PCMA: Researchers Find Home Delivery of Medications Improves Adherence for Stroke Patients

 Stroke patients receiving medication through mail-service pharmacies have better adherence than those getting their medication at drugstores,...