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(Washington, D.C.) — Today, representative organizations of America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain, including prescription and over-the-counter brand and generic manufacturers; pharmacies and pharmacists across all practice settings, including health systems and hospitals, community, specialty, and managed care; supermarkets; wholesalers; pharmaceutical
A recent blog (“Payers and PBMs Profit from Obscure Pharmacy Fees, While Seniors See No Relief in Prescription Costs”) suggests performance-based price concessions are retained by PBMs, restrict the growth of independent pharmacies, and inflate Medicare Part D enrollee’s out-of-pocket costs—unfounded
PBMs recognize home delivery can provide an alternative way of safely accessing prescribed medications. To promote expanded access to home delivery, PBMs are temporarily waiving requirements for pharmacies to obtain proof-of-receipt signatures from patients, unless required by law. Because