February 8, 2011

A group representing the nation’s pharmacy benefit managers said Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius should continue encouraging state Medicaid programs to explore affordable pharmacy solutions despite opposition from the independent drug store lobby.

December 7, 2010

The war of words between independent pharmacies and the pharmacy benefit management industry again is heating up. And again, the two groups are at odds over the question of how transparent — or opaque — the PBM industry’s business dealings with its clients are, and whether those business practices demand reform.

December 7, 2010

New York — Given the high costs of medication nonadherence to the healthcare system and its responsibility for numerous hospitalizations every year, a number of companies have devised means to combat the problem. One pharmacy benefit manager is doing it online.


December 6, 2010

The specialty pharmacy market is set to reach $90 billion this year, so it’s clear that managed care organizations have a lot at stake.

December 3, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager SXC Health Solutions will acquire Birmingham, Ala.-based specialty pharmacy provider MedfusionRx for $100 million, SXC said Thursday.

December 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it has been awarded pharmacy benefit management and drug therapy management accreditation from URAC, a healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry ...

December 1, 2010

Humana's pharmacy benefit management business has been awarded pharmacy benefit management accreditation from a nonprofit healthcare accrediting organization.

November 30, 2010

An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

November 18, 2010

The customer care team of CVS Caremark's pharmacy benefit management business earned a silver medal...

November 17, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has created what it calls the industry’s most comprehensive specialty...

November 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results were at the higher end of its...

November 1, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions had sales of $16.3 billion, including $2.9 billion from...

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

October 25, 2010

A full-service pharmacy benefit manager received its second accreditation from an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization....

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

October 13, 2010

CVS Caremark is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2010 Educational Conference...

October 10, 2010

A new push to crack down on the massive and costly fraud and abuse that...

October 6, 2010

CVS Caremark has appointed Jonathan Roberts as COO of its pharmacy benefit management business. He...

October 3, 2010

The lobby for the country’s independent pharmacies is urging the Department of Health and Human...

September 28, 2010

The subject of specialty pharmacy reached a whole new level of nuance as a wide...

September 22, 2010

The independent pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management industries both praised new efforts by Congress and...

August 15, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions will acquire medical affairs company United BioSource Corp. for...

July 18, 2010

Maintaining a combative stance against the managed-care industry, the independent pharmacy lobby is urging the...

July 18, 2010

Community pharmacy never really was able to stop the mail-order juggernaut. But the U.S. Postal...