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WYNTK: Pharmacy Benefit Managers' Abuse of Patients, Health Care System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are the pharmaceutical supply chain's hidden middlemen that are driving up costs for prescription medications, delaying access to necessary treatments, and robbing hope from patients. It's time we pull back the curtain on these insidious actors.

Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability will host its first ever
hearing on PBMs, which seeks to answer a basic question - are they in this business for people or for profit? 

Here's what you need to know to answer that question:

Pulling Back the Curtain on PBMs: A Path Towards Affordable Prescription Drugs

Read my full report on PBMs' practices here

Last year, I interviewed patients around the country to learn more about how PBMs were hindering their access to care and, ultimately, keeping them sick - the exact opposite of what they are supposed to do.

You can read and watch their stories, along with the report I wrote that first appeared in the Harvard Journal of Legislation, here

Watch Yuri's testimonial here

In the News

Read the MedPage Today article here

On the Screen

How do pharmacists feel about PBMs?

Read the full survey results here

Read my complete report, along with patient testimonials, here

Watch the Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing here