News articles looking closely at the PBM industry appear to becoming popular. Ken McEldowney, with Morning Consulting takes yet another look at the practices of this middle-man industry. He makes several good observations including:
The oligopoly that is the PBM industry not only hurts struggling consumers, it also makes jaw-dropping profits off of them. In 2015 alone, the PBM industry accumulated about $11.5 billion in profits and revenue increased at a “whopping annual rate of 20 percent over the last 5 years,” according to consumer advocate and lawyer David Balto.