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B-Time with Beth Bierbower


Sep 22, 2020

Pharmacy costs have risen over the years and have gained the attention of regulators as well as health plans, employers, and consumers.  The idea of cost transparency and rebates have also generated a lot of discussion more recently.  More than 60 PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 270 million Americans.  Our guest is JC Scott, President of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), which is a national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs.  Today, JC will explain why drug costs are high and the roles PBMs play in helping to contain costs.

 

Show notes:  Book: March by John Lewis; Podcast: The Pharmacy Benefit by the PCMA