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THE FACTS ABOUT BIG PHARMA
Drug makers alone set the price of drugs, and Big Pharma lobbyists are pushing legislation that will weaken the ability of pharmacy benefit managers to drive down costs of prescription drugs.
Big Pharma has a history of backing patient advocacy groups to promote their agenda and line their own pockets.
THE FACTS ABOUT INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES
We all agree that pharmacists play an important role in our health care system. Their focus, just like everyone in the prescription drug supply chain, should be making prescription drugs more affordable and more accessible for patients.
New pharmacy data reveals that the overall number of independent pharmacy stores increased over the past decade in the United States.
There are 2,645 more independent pharmacies than there were in 2011, which is almost a 13% increase over 10 years.
1 in 3 pharmacies in Florida is an independent pharmacy
There are more independent pharmacies today in Florida than there were 10 years ago. Even as other businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 independent pharmacies were added in the past year alone.
NEW RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS PSAO ROLE IN SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES
A vast majority of independent pharmacies hire powerful pharmacy services administrative organizations (PSAOs) to negotiate on their behalf.
DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES HAVE THE HIGHEST PROFIT MARGINS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN: