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PCMA Launches New Ad Campaign: 'It's the Oklahoma Drugstore Lobby vs. Oklahoma's Employers'
Date:12/4/2013

Policy Analysis (NCPA) also confirms that Oklahoma policymakers should avoid enacting laws that undermine employers' ability to use PBM tools.

NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization that develops private, free-market alternatives to government regulation that rely on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.  The NCPA report points out a number of regulations and laws that could increase prescription drug costs, including:

  • Barriers to Competition: State Boards of Pharmacy and Conflicts of Interest
    Background: The report highlights how some states are seeking to transfer regulatory authority of drug plans from the state's insurance commissioner to the state's Board of Pharmacy.

    NCPA: "Because state pharmacy boards are controlled by pharmacists, giving them authority over drug plans creates conflicts of interest that could undermine drug plans' ability to negotiate lower prices with pharmacy networks."

Click here to read the NCPA white paper.

PCMA represents the nation's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which improve affordability and quality of care through the use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing), generic alternatives, mail-service pharmacies, and other innovative tools for 216 million Americans.

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