Archive for November 2015

Pharmacy Benefit Managers – Changing Times, Emerging Opportunities

Last June, Rite Aid bought EnvisionRx. Now Walgreens is planning to buy Rite Aid. It raises the question … is Walgreens jumping back into the PBM market? A PBM (pharmacy benefits manager) is a third-party entity that processes and pays prescription drug claims. It also negotiates lower prices from drug manufacturers for the insurers it…

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What Does the New House Speaker Have in Mind for Medicare?

“I never thought I’d be speaker,” Paul Ryan wrote in a letter to colleagues. “But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve – I would go all in.” On October 29, Ryan won the election with an overwhelming majority (236 votes in favor, only nine against)…

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