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PCMA is releasing ten years of independent and chain retail pharmacy count data for every state. The number of independent retail pharmacies nationwide increased 8% over the last ten years, and 1.2% over the last five years, suggesting a stable marketplace.
Thanks to PBMs’ efforts to give patients an incentive to use them and pharmacies an incentive to purchase them at the lowest prices, generics are widely available and affordable for hundreds of millions of Americans.
Using data from CMS, we see increases in the average plan contract-level beneficiary adherence to hypertension medication. Gains in adherence translates to real people staying on their medications and having better health outcomes.
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are your advocates in the health care system, working to lower prescription drug costs for patients and payers across the country.
PBMs are working to help 266 million patients get the prescriptions they need during the pandemic. Better access. Better Cost. Better Health.