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PCMA 2008 Agenda: Support E-Prescribing, Biogenerics; Oppose Bills that Increase Costs
Date:1/10/2008

name drug manufacturers continue their efforts to prevent generic substitution by adding unnecessary administrative requirements on pharmacists in states across the country. PCMA strongly opposes any unnecessary burdens that would inhibit access to prescription drugs that provide significant cost-savings to consumers, health plans, and employers.

Supporting Comparative Effectiveness. PCMA also believes that comparing the clinical effectiveness of competing drug therapies is an important tool to promote value-based purchasing. PCMA supports funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and believes that policymakers should explore collaborative opportunities in the public and private arenas where comparative effectiveness can successfully be implemented.

PCMA is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which administer prescription drug plans for more than 210 million Americans with health coverage provided through Fortune 500 employers, health insurance plans, labor unions, and Medicare Part D.


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