(Washington, D.C.) — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today announced that Elixir, Rite Aid’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, is joining the trade association. Chris DuPaul, Elixir’s Chief Operating Officer, will serve on the PCMA Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled that Elixir is joining PCMA. The addition of Elixir to PCMA demonstrates how dynamic the PBM industry has become and represents a commitment to PCMA’s work on behalf of patients to increase access to affordable prescription drugs,” said PCMA President and CEO JC Scott. “I look forward to working with Chris DuPaul in his role on the PCMA Board of Directors. Chris’s industry experience and expertise will be invaluable as we ensure the industry’s role in helping patients and payers lower their prescription drug costs.”
As chief operating officer, Chris DuPaul manages multiple functions and teams at Elixir, including operations, clinical services, and government programs. He has more than 25 years of experience driving growth in both large and small companies.
“I look forward to working with PCMA’s Board of Directors,” said DuPaul. “PBMs are instrumental in helping members and consumers get access to the most effective low-cost drugs, helping to lower healthcare costs while driving positive health outcomes.”
PCMA is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors including: commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, Medicaid plans, and others.