March 22, 2016, USA Today, Secret Deals May Mean Consumers Pay More For Drugs
March 22, 2016, Stat News, Anthem and Express Scripts War Could Change the Pharmacy Benefits Model
March 17, 2016, Quartz, Big Pharmacies are Dismantling the Industry that Keeps US Drug Costs Even Sort-of Under Control
February 20, 2016, New York Times, Break Up The Insulin Racket
February 12, 2016, Pharmacy Times, Q & A with Representative Buddy Carter
January 22, 2016, The Lund Report, Pharmacists Push for Better Regulations to Keep PBMS Honest
January 14, 2016, Bloomberg, Express Scripts Accused of Overcharging Anthem by $3 Billion per year
December 30, Minn/St Paul Business Journal, Lawsuit: Prime Therapeutics' Reimbursement Plan is Costing CVS $100M Per Year
November 23, 2015, Pharmacy Times, PBMs Scrutinized for LTC Pharmacy Payment Practices
November 20, 2015, Barron's, Express Scripts' Unit Supports High-Priced Specialty Drugs
November 19, 2015, KARE11, What's the real cost of prescription drugs?
October 23, 2015, Law360.com,
Medco Defrauded Government Health Insurance Programs, Suit Says (click here for a copy of the complaint)
October 22, Wilson County News, Greed Sickens Patients and Drives up Health Costs
October 9, 2015, Daily Democrat, Pharmacy Benefit Managers Make Money by Denying Care
August 13, 2015, Arkansas AG Press Release, Rutledge Announces Settlement with Accredo Pharmacy (owned by Express Scripts)
July 15, 2015, New York Times, Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions
May 20, 2015, NASDAQ, Medco Health Solutions to Pay $7.9 Mln to Resolve Kickback Allegations
May 13, 2015, Reuters, CVS Pays $22 million to Resolve Florida Painkiller Probe
May 1, 2015, Wall Street Journal, Express Scripts to Pay $60M to Settle Novartis Kickback Scheme
February 12, 2015, Los Angeles Times, With Purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite-Aid Gets in on the Drug Intermediary Racket
February 11, 2015, Wall Street Journal, AstraZeneca Pays $7.9M to Settle Kickback Charges Paid to a PBM
January 15 , 2015, St. Louis Business Journal, Express Scripts Facing Antitrust, Contract Complaint
December 1, 2014, Human Resource Executive On-line, Pressing for PBM Transparency
November 13, 2014, Washington Times, Big Pharma's Prescription-Drug Monopoly
November 10, 2014, American Antitrust Institute, CVS Takes Its Anti-smoking Policy to the Next Level
October 20, 2014, Wall Street Journal, CVS Plays Hardball with Rival Drug Chains
October 10, 2014, Bangor Daily News,
'We are not afraid of competing against mail-order pharmacies': Portland Firm Thrives is Specialty Medication Market
September 26, 2014, Reuters, CVS Caremark Unit Settles False Claims Act Allegations (for $6 million)
September 10, 2014, Washington Examiner, Cheaper Drugs Can Also Mean Less Choice Without Savings for Patients
August 18, 2014, Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicare Part D in Its Ninth Year: The 2014 Marketplace and Key Trends, 2006-2014
July 29, 2014,
Customers concerned after CVS prescription info mix-up
July 28, 2014, Pharmacy Times,
Health Economist Shreds PBMs’ Claim of Large Cost Increase from “Any Willing Pharmacy” Medicare Proposal -
Link to Economist Analysis
July 23, 2014, Worchester Business Journal, Judge Issues Injunction Against CVS Caremark
July 14, 2014, Press Release,
Patient Join to Fight Major Cuts in Prescription Coverage: Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers Hijacking doctor-patient relationship
June 19, 2014, InsuranceNewsNet, Sanctions Levied by CMS Against Pennsylvania MA Plan
June 19, 2014, Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration hold hearings on the necessity of PBM compensation and fee disclosures to welfare benefit plans. Click here for testimonies.
June 4, 2014, The Fresno Bee, Assembly bill would allow patients to opt out of mail-order prescriptions
March 22, 2014, Citizens News, Mail Order Threatens Family Pharmacy
March 19, 2014, The Hill, Providing Real Pharmacy Competition Under Medicare
March 7, 2014, New America Foundation, Increasing Competition and Choice
March 3, 2014, USA Today,
Do Drug Benefit Managers Reduce Health Costs?
March 2, 2014,
Independent pharmacies focus on local ties to battle competitors, benefit manager cost cutting
February 27, 2014, The Hill,
Proposed Medicare prescription drug reform: It is all about competition
February 25, 2014, Digital Journal, Pharmacists, Members of Congress Offer Support for Proposed Improvements to Medicare Part D
December 3, 2013, Reuters, FTC to Watch Pharmacy Benefit Companies, Drug Firms
December 2, 2013, The Hill, Wrong Prescription for Drug Competition
November 21, 2013, The Hill, Lawmaker Exposes Pharmacy Benefits Abuses
October 10, 2013, Workforce,
The Pill Game
Exclusive: View Representative Collins question FTC Chairman Ramirez about the abuses of PBMS
Click here for video clip.
October 10, 2013, Forbes, Painful Prescription
October 08, 2013, Testimony of David Balto Regarding "Public hearing on Pharmacy Benefit Legislation" before Pennsylvania House Committee on Health
September 11, 2013, The Hill, Time to Stop Inappropriate PBM Business Practices
September 3, 2013, 340B Coalition, View our Presentation.
June 24, 2013, AIS Health, Anthem Settles Suit Over Mandatory Mail Order for HIV/AIDs Drugs.
June 11, 2013, KPBS, United Healthcare Sued Over HIV/AIDs Mail Order Drug Service.
June 4, 2013, Capitol Confidential, New York Attorney General Schneiderman wants to expand mail order opt out and promote use of local pharmacies.
May 31, 2013 Drug Store News, Calif. HIV patient, specialty pharmacy case against Anthem Blue Cross settled.
May 31, 2013, Drug Store News, Navigating PBM Legislation.
May 28, 2013, Anthem Blue Cross settles consumer class action case allowing optouts from mandatory mail order program. Click here for a copy of the settlement agreement.
May 25, 2013, Texas Pharmacy Business Council, TPBC Passes MAC Reform Bill.
May 7, 2013, NCPA, Taxpayers Protection Alliance Report on Mail Order Waste Provides Further Evidence for Patient Pharmacy Choice, PBM Reforms.
May 7, 2013, Wall Street Journal, NCPA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Address Egregious Pharmacy Audit, Reimbursement Tactics in Medicare.
April 15, 2013, Drug Topics, The PBM Squeeze.
April 9, 2013, Penn Live, Pennsylvania pharmacists say PBMs hurt them and their customers; PBMs say they help save billions.
April 4, 2013, Specialty Pharmacy Times, Avella Releases Guide to Selecting the Right Specialty Pharmacy.
March 27, 2013, Wall Street Journal, Drug Stores Press for Pricing Data.
February 21, 2013, Drug Topics, Oklahoma Bill Would Give Board of Pharmacy Oversight of PBMs.
February 19, 2013, LA Times, Anthem halts plan to require some drug purchases by mail
February 19, 2013, NBC7 San Diego, Blue Cross Suspends Mail Order Program for HIV/AIDS Patients.
February 19, 2013, Reuters, California insurer suspends mandatory mail-order prescription plan.
February 19, 2013, Drug Store News, Anthem suspends controversial Calif. mail-order specialty pharmacy policy.
January 10, 2013, LA Times, Anthem's mail-order policy may have crossed a legal line.
December 6, 2012, Huffington Post, Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme.