The drug pricing contract Express Scripts doesn’t want you to see: Axios

Filed Under: Costs

The drug pricing contract Express Scripts doesn’t want you to see: Axios

“Pharmacy benefit managers play an important but secretive role in controlling the prices of prescription drugs — and they’re working hard to keep it that way,” Bob Herman writes over on Axios. Herman, in case you don’t read him regularly, has been on fire, and this series of stories is exemplary. “After Axios obtained a […]

Insurers Are Refusing To Pay For Some Common Medications: NPR

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: “Express Scripts and its rivals including CVS/Caremark and OptumRX manage prescription drug coverage for insurers and employers,” Alison Kodjak writes over on NPR. “They’re trying to spark price wars among drugmakers by refusing to pay for some brand-name medications unless they get a big discount. The result is that average costs for many drugs […]