PBM Corporation Copay Clawbacks Exposed

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Published by The National Community Pharmacists Association:

“The phrase ‘being caught with your hand in the cookie jar’ comes to mind when watching a series of stories by New Orleans WVUE-TV’s investigative reporter Lee Zurik. They explain copay clawbacks—an under-the-radar tactic employed by some pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) corporations to extract more money from patients—in a recent three-part series (part 1, part 2, part 3). Now, that body of reporting is further advanced by a blockbuster article by Kaiser Health News reporter Julie Appleby called ‘Filling A Prescription? You Might Be Better Off Paying Cash.’ ”