Tag:pbms

  • PBMs deserve scrutiny, not excessive regulation

    The latest debate in the North Carolina General Assembly is one over pharmacy benefit managers or PBMs. Senate Bill 257 and a House committee substitute (PCS) to that bill represent similar but competing visions of regulating PBMs. Though sometimes villainized, PBMs play an important role in the U.S.’s…

  • Medicaid Drug Purchases Inflate Taxpayer Costs, Group Says

    RALEIGH — North Carolina could save more than $3 billion in Medicaid prescription costs over the coming decade by negotiating discounts through pharmacy networks and using more generic drugs, a national trade organization says. But the group representing pharmacists in the state say such a plan would disrupt relationships between…