Pharmacists Fight Higher Drug Prices

A national coalition of US pharmacists and pharmacy owners has begun a public information campaign to “expose the unjustifiably high prices of prescription drugs set by pharmacy benefits managers [PBMs],” reports PharmaTimes. The coalition Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency, which has members in 40 US states, describes PBMs as an “unregulated, multibillion-dollar industry” that controls prescription health plans for more than 200 million Americans. The coalition says it began the campaign to protect benefit plan sponsors and enrollees from overpaying for prescription drugs.