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.

The PBM Marketplace is More Competitive, Not Less

In just two years, six new pharmacy benefit companies entered the marketplace, an almost nine percent increase. Today there are 73 full-service PBMs in operation. This demonstrates that the marketplace is not only diverse but becoming more competitive over time.

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With PBMs, Asthma Patients Can Breathe with Ease

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.

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Clearing the Air: World Asthma Day

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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