ICYMI: PCMA Launches New Campaign To Elevate The Voice Of The Employer-PBM Relationship

In case you missed it, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) launched the How PBMs Work campaign to emphasize the importance of the relationship between pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and employers. JC Scott, president and CEO of PCMA, said of the campaign:

“The How PBMs Work campaign will elevate the perspective and voice of America’s employers, the vast majority of which voluntarily choose to use a PBM to meet their unique needs and deliver better, more affordable prescription drug access to the enrollees in their health plans. Time and again, employers are emphasizing the need for flexibility and choice in working with PBMs so that they can compete and offer affordable, high-quality health care benefits for their employees.”

Scott highlighted the campaign is designed to pushback against Big Pharma’s blame game to advance policies targeting PBMs by using employers, themselves, to help tell the story:

“The pharmaceutical industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a false blame game designed to advance self-serving policies undermining PBMs, it’s time for policymakers to understand these policies, designed to boost the profits of drug companies, directly target the ability of America’s employers to offer affordable health care coverage.”

In an exclusive with POLITICO Prescription Pulse, Scott stated:

“The campaign will tell the employer’s side of the pharmacy benefit story, including why the vast majority of employers voluntarily choose to hire PBMs to help design their prescription drug benefit to best meet the unique needs of their organization and employees.”

Visit the new website and learn more about how PBMs work for employers and patients HERE.

Read the full campaign release HERE.

Read the full POLITICO Prescription Pulse article HERE. 


PCMA is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit companies. Pharmacy benefit companies are working every day to secure savings, enable better health outcomes, and support access to quality prescription drug coverage for more than 275 million patients.