Patients testify before lawmakers on step therapy

Patients testify before lawmakers on step therapy

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News, Uncategorized |

On October 8th, Sammantha Dorazio testified before the Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing on the need for Step Therapy Reform https://patientsforprescriptionaccess.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/72731981_418338728882955_1547445792984268800_n.mp4   “My name is Sammantha Dorazio. I have dealt with (diagnosis) for (number of) years. Navigating...

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Boston Globe: Drug Plan Middle Men Under Scrutiny

Boston Globe: Drug Plan Middle Men Under Scrutiny

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in News |

They are the secret middlemen in the chain of rising prescription drug costs. Now there’s a substantial body of evidence that pharmacy benefit managers are costing public and private health insurance policies — and consumers — untold millions. A new report from the state’s Health Policy Commission, the office charged with riding herd on health care costs,...

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Columbus Dispatch: Questions raised on how pharmacy benefit managers profit from specialty drugs

Columbus Dispatch: Questions raised on how pharmacy benefit managers profit from specialty drugs

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in News |

By Darrel Rowland The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 24, 2019 at 7:27 Pharmacy benefit managers are using the fastest-growing, most-expensive segment of prescription drugs to enrich themselves in Ohio, a new report indicates. These middlemen in the drug supply chain are increasingly turning to specialty drugs — used to treat such complex conditions as...

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Berkshire Eagle: Todd Brown: Dangers of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Berkshire Eagle: Todd Brown: Dangers of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in News |

By Todd Brown BOSTON — Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) — hidden middlemen who work for insurers — are coming under increased scrutiny at both the federal and state levels for the role they play in healthcare costs. This is good and it is necessary because there are several practices PBMs have implemented that end up hurting the patient...

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