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.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.