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fees accounted for $125 million in costs to taxpayers. And between
April 2017 and April 2018, PBMs overcharged New York taxpayers
by over $200 million. The Pennsylvania Auditor General has
recently completed an investigation on the impact of this practice
in Pennsylvania. He is recommending legislation that would allow
Pennsylvania to directly manage its prescription drug benefits instead
of contracting with health care managers, increase transparency into
PBM pricing practices, allow state oversight of PBM contracts, and
require a flat-fee pricing model so that the state pays PBMs only for
services rendered.
On June 11, 2019 several pieces of legislation have passed in
the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that will provide PBM
transparency and regulation. I ask for your support! This package
of bills includes: HB 941 (fair reimbursement), HB 942 (adding
community pharmacists to P & T Committee), HB 943 (removing
pharmacist gag clauses), and HB 944 (giving the Auditor General
authority to audit contracts with PBMs).
I love being a pharmacist. Pharmacists have the opportunity
to interact with patients on a regular basis, as many patients visit
the pharmacy more than once a month. The practice of pharmacy
has grown beyond only dispensing medications. Many pharmacists
are able to provide additional patient-centered services such as
medication management, comprehensive medication reviews with
ongoing medication monitoring, chronic disease management,
disease education, prevention and wellness services, and patient
education.

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Whether your patient has a sudden change in vision, cataracts,
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