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Prescription Drug Price Bill Before Senate

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When Congress returns next week, a bill to cut prescription drug costs will be on its plate. It was crafted by a bipartisan team, and it scaled its first hurdle in the Senate.

Tensions Mount In Legislature Over Bill Restricting Pharmacy Middlemen

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SALEM – For six years, Oregon pharmacies have been lobbying the state Legislature to rein in fees imposed on them by pharmacy benefit managers, the third-party intermediaries that negotiate prices with drug manufacturers and prescription drug claims with insurers.

Small Pharmacies Getting Squeeze from Goliath PBMs

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A bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Jules Bailey and Rep. Greg Smith would regulate pharmacy benefit managers, which local pharmacists say are driving them out of business

 

March 27, 2013 — Central Drugs Pharmacy has been open for 110 years in downtown Portland, and it specializes in dispensing drugs for those who suffer from HIV.

PCMA Launches New Oregon Ad Campaign: 'That's What PBMs Do'

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Focuses on Increased Safety, Savings, and Convenience PBMs Provide Consumers and Payers

February 7, 2012 -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) launched a new ad campaign in Oregon that highlights the core value proposition of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The ad campaign - "That's What PBMs Do" - focuses on key themes including:

PBMs lower costs for employers, unions, and consumers

PBM mail-service pharmacies improve safety, savings, and convenience

PBMs help patients make informed prescription drug decisions and improve adherence.

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