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Rep. Collins leads anti-PBM 'rant' on House floor, introduces controversial drug price 'transparency' bill

U.S. Congressmen Doug Collins (R-GA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) last week introduced a bill -- H.R. 1316, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act -- that they say would "require greater transparency from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)." In introducing the bill, the congressmen, along with Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and others, took to the House floor to deliver what Drug Channels' Dr. Adam Fein referred to as a "60-minute rant" against PBMs. Read More »

Drug Channels analyzes Kaiser employer health survey

Drug Channels released its review of the Kaiser/HRET 2015 Employer Health Benefits Survey, which examines employer-sponsored health coverage at nearly 2,000 companies, on Oct. 13. “Bottom line: Employers didn’t make major changes this year, but they continue to shift prescription drug costs to beneficiaries and are focusing on specialty drug management,” Drug Channels’ writer Adam Fein said. Read More »