The new website is an exciting step in our journey to show Americans the truth about drug costs. It was less than three months ago that eight of us banded together with the idea to counter the misinformation spread by PBMs. Now, we are a growing group of over 200 members from 37 states. We hope to have hundreds more members from all 50 in the near future. Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency will have a presence at the National Community Pharmacist Association conference in Nashville that starts this weekend. Please look for us if you’re there.
Meanwhile, there has been some encouraging news this week about reining in PBM abuse:
A new proposal by the US Departnemt of Health and Human Services would require PBMs to disclose the markup they charge for prescription drugs, known in the industry as the “spread.” [Bloomberg]
More than 25 state Attorneys General have formed a group concerned about the potential Express Scripts-Medco merger. [Reuters]