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PBMs Under Fire at Senate Hearing

Expert witnesses call for strong consumer protection, federal regulation

The role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the drug supply chain and whether "anti-competitive" practices are driving up healthcare costs was scrutinized by the Senate on Thursday.

PBMs are just one player in a "broken supply chain" explained Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), during a Thursday hearing of the Senate Subcommittee for the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.


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