Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Under the auspices of combating fraud, waste and abuse (FWA), the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) allows Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to conduct audits of pharmacies that allow the PBM to deduct future payments owed for mistakes found during the period audited. Some independent pharmacy owners say the rules...
By Elizabeth Lucas and Sydney Lupkin 2:00 AM EDT A new Kaiser Health News database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years. Before the midterm elections heated up, dozens of drugmakers had already poured about $12 million into the war chests of hundreds of members of Congress. Since the...
The Trump administration is moving forward with new rules that would require drug companies to disclose their prices, rejecting the industry’s efforts to preempt those regulations. Why it matters: This is the most direct conflict yet between pharmaceutical companies and the administration, and the dispute could quickly escalate into the...

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