New Brief Highlights The Economic Costs Of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Exploring a tool that millions of Americans use every day when paying for prescription drugs, the Pacific Research Institute today released a new research brief exploring how Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) impact prescription drug costs, access, and patient care.

“Pharmacy Benefit Managers impact more than 260 million Americans when they purchase their prescription drugs, but most people have no idea what they are, or the big impact they play in their health care,” said Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI’s Senior Fellow in Business and Economics and the author of the new issue brief.  “Our new brief explores the many ways PBM’s affect prescription drugs, especially the access to, and the costs of, the life-savings medicines they depend upon.”

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