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Pharmacy benefit companies (also called PBMs) recognize that pharmacies are an important part of patient care across the U.S. Especially in rural areas, patients may depend on their pharmacist for more than just filling prescriptions; for example, providing clinical services such as vaccinations and help managing chronic conditions.

With the recent agreement to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year and the decision not to include provisions targeting pharmacy benefit companies, there is an opportunity to think again before misguided legislation is advanced that would do nothing to lower prescription drug costs for patients.

Drug companies often raise list prices annually in January and July. In January 2021, 822 brand drugs raised prices an average of 4.6%, and in 67 brand drugs raised prices an average 3.5% in July . . .

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Prescription for Change - Improving Competition to Lower Drug Prices

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Health Equity

For America’s PBMs, our mission is simple: increase affordable access to prescription drugs for everyone. We believe care should be patient-focused, equitable, and affordable.


The State of the Pharmacy Market

Over the last ten years (2014-2024), the number of independent retail pharmacies nationwide increased by 1,287 stores or 5.8%. In contrast, the number of retail chain pharmacies decreased by 4,149 stores or 10.3%

PBMs and Pharmacies
Value of PBMs
High Priced Drugs
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PBMs and Pharmacies

Pharmacy benefit companies work to provide patients with a higher quality, lower cost pharmacy experience, which includes supporting independent pharmacies...

The Value of PBMs

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are your advocates in the health care system, working to lower prescription drug costs for patients and payers.

High Priced Drugs

America’s PBMs are the only member of the prescription drug supply and payment chain working to reduce high drug costs, improve patient access, and increase affordability. . .

Health Equity

For America’s PBMs, our mission is simple: increase affordable access to prescription drugs for everyone. 


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