Monthly Archives: January 2018

Shortly after finding yesterday’s story about Express Scripts mail faux-pas, I was alerted to another news piece from prospect.org written by David Dayen covering some of CVS-Caremark’s anti-competitive behavior. This article is worth reading as it does a good job of explaining many of the more complex and dishonest tactics a PBM uses, and it also points......
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What happens when an industry can direct entire populations? They will eventually flex their muscle and their monopoly position. An excellent example of the unchecked-power the PBM industry has over the pharmacy industry occurred in Wisconsin recently, with a PBM sending out letters to members misleading them into switching pharmacies. One of the choices, of......
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Recently we rolled the dice and moved our giant capsule token in the game of Pharmopoly. We landed on Community Chest and drew the infamous: The actual prize was several thousand dollars paid back to our pharmacy from a True-Up done to correct DIR fees withheld from our remittance back in 2015. While this is......
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I recently had a discussion with an angry patient. At the center of the interaction was the allowable day supply of one of his diabetic medications. The patient was questioning why I was only able to give them 7 vials of insulin instead of the 8 vials they wanted. To me, the answer is simple:......
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