The Rx Research Corner is a blog written by the Research Team at PCMA. This blog will take a closer look at complex data and new research findings. Topics cover the PBM and prescription drug space and range from pricing, to policies, and to patient issues such as access and equity.


“Patent Thickets” are Anti-Competitive and Lead to Higher Drug Costs

May 17, 2021 | Rx Research Corner

Patent thickets are a drug manufacturer’s strategy that keeps competitor products off the market and reduces PBMs’ ability to negotiate savings.

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Clearing the Air: World Asthma Day

May 5, 2021 | Rx Research Corner

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and today – May 5 – is World Asthma Day. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is marking the day with the release of their 2021 Asthma Capitals Report.

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The Highly Competitive PBM Marketplace

April 28, 2021 | PBMs

According to a new analysis, there are now 70 PBMs operating in a diverse and competitive marketplace.   

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April 28, 2021 | Rx Research Corner

Welcome to the new PCMA research blog.

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