SPOTLIGHT: Settlements between PBMs, states not tough enough


Recently, the industry has seen a string of cases in which pharmacy benefit managers have agreed to fork over settlements over allegations of bad behavior. Most recently, this includes the instance in which Express Scripts struck a $9.5 million agreement with 28 states over its attempts to steer patients into brand name drugs. However, these settlements are nowhere near tough-enough to deter erring PBMs from continuing with crooked practices, argues Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus. He argues that it will take "stronger medicine" to turn the industry around. Article

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