• Aug 24, 2018
    We are in the final stages of the legislative process for AB 315 (Wood, Dahle, Nazarian & Stone) which would require that Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) be regulated by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). Voting will take place as early as Monday, August 27th.
  • Aug 17, 2018
    IPC Chairman of the Board, Chris Darling, recently had a visit from Congressman Glenn Thompson!
  • Aug 16, 2018
    OH Medicaid Orders All Ohio MCOs to Terminate PBMs Using Spread Pricing; Must Switch to Pass Through Pricing PBM Contracts. Creates Big Improvement Opportunity for MCO Pharmacy Reimbursement
  • Jul 26, 2018
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is ramping up his investigation into the costly practices of pharmacy middlemen, hiring outside counsel to assist with a probe he expects to lead to litigation. The study said PBM fees should be in the range of 90 cents to $1.90 per prescription. CVS Caremark billed the state about $5.60 per script; Optum charged $6.50 — three to six times higher.
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Anti-Prescription Clawback Fees and Pharmacy "Gag Orders" PBM Regulation Bill Passed the Ohio House of Representatives Unanimously! Next step is the Senate! HB 479 is now moving to the Senate for action. PBMs and insurers are working to water down the bill over in the Senate, so your activism in the next chapter is even more important than before. Please take the time to contact your Senator and urge them to support the bill's passage.
  • Jun 26, 2018
    Gag Order/Clawback Bill Expected For Vote in Ohio House TOMORROW . Keep Up the Momentum For Passage of Anti-Prescription Clawback Fees & Pharmacy "Gag Orders" PBM Regulation Bill. Issue: Clawback is a tool Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) use to over-inflate the cost of prescription medications at the point-of-sale transaction. Essentially, a PBM clawback forces some pharmacies to charge customers more than the pharmacy's cash price. The PBM then "claws back" from the pharmacy the money the patient was overcharged.