1 big thing: Congress takes on PBMs

1 big thing: Congress takes on PBMs

“Alex Brill, CEO of the economic consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors and a senior fellow at AEI, said it is “unnecessary” to require PBMs to pass the rebates along to plans.”

PBM Concerns Induce Surprising Bipartisanship

PBM Concerns Induce Surprising Bipartisanship

Recent congressional focus on the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has been intense. Six committees have held 11 hearings related to PBMs in the first 20 weeks of the 118th Congress, and legislation is advancing in both chambers.

A Drug with Two Prices

A Drug with Two Prices

After 20 years, the monopoly for Abbvie’s Humira (adalimumab) has ended with the recent entry of Amgen’s biosimilar Amjevita. However, Amgen’s dual pricing strategy for its product has been raising some eyebrows.