Did You Know Pharmacy Benefit Managers Play a Significant Role in Prescription Drug Pricing?

Did You Know Pharmacy Benefit Managers Play a Significant Role in Prescription Drug Pricing?

Have you heard of “pharmacy benefit managers”? Most people haven’t — they are companies that are often unnoticed and even less understood by most consumers — and yet they play a significant role in the access and price of some drugs.

In this video, Kaiser Health News details the emergence of these multimillion-dollar corporations and the impact they have on medication costs and patients’ access to these treatments.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.