Interesting how rich and powerful the pharmacy benefit managers have become in just the last 10 years.
The 3 largest, CVS/Caremark, Express Scripts, and OptumRx/UnitedHealth, control about 80% of the market and make far more revenue than the largest prescription manufacturers. Yet PBMs neither save lives nor lower costs.
During their rise to power, the shortage of primary care physicians has worsened, medical care bureaucracy has increased, and prescription costs have reached record highs. My life as a family doctor, and my patient’s access to medication, is made worse every day by PBMs. We need to talk about healthcare in order to fix healthcare. #healthcare #familyphysicians #primarycarephysicians #pharmacists #pbm