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Small Pharmacies Could Feel Pinch From Big PBM Merger

The Federal Trade Commission has declared that it will not act, thereby allowing the proposed merger of Express Scripts (ESRX) and Medco Health Solutions (MHS) to proceed despite the arguments of many – including the dissenter on the FTC, Commissioner Julie Brill – that this will create an unhealthy degree of concentration in the market for pharmacy benefit management…

I spoke recently with Dave Marley, founder of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency (PUTT), a coalition designed, as he puts it, “to expose the role PBMs play in driving up prescription drug costs for consumers and employers,” including but not limited to the use of selective rebate deals from manufacturers.  Read More….