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Reforms Needed to Lower Prescription Costs for Pennsylvania Pharmacies, Families

By Sen. Judy Ward (R-30)

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-2)

Rep. Jessica Benham (D-36)

Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-44)

It’s hard to believe that right now, in the 21st Century, countless Pennsylvanians are losing access to affordable prescription drugs.

But that’s exactly what’s happening as more and more community pharmacies are being forced to close their doors due to the little-known role pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) play in our health care system.

Because of PBMs, our commonwealth’s community pharmacies are faced with Medicaid reimbursement costs that do not cover the expenses incurred to pur...


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