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Big drug companies alone set the price of drugs, and Big Pharma lobbyists are pushing legislation that will weaken the ability of pharmacy benefit companies to drive down prescription drugs costs.
Big drug companies drive high drug prices by blocking market competition.
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 retail pharmacies increased over the past decade in the United States.
There are 1,719 more independent pharmacies than there were in 2012, which equates to an 8% increase in the last 10 years.
Approximately 1 in 3 pharmacies in Florida is an independent pharmacy.
As of 2022, there were 1,494 independent pharmacies in Florida alone.
THE FACTS ABOUT PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS (PBMs)
Pharmacy benefit companies work every day to secure savings, enable better health outcomes, and support access to quality prescription drug coverage for patients. These companies push Big Pharma for price concessions through rebates. This work saves payers and patients an average of $1,040 per person per year.
What’s more, PBMs provide employers with a wide range of choices for quality prescription drug coverage so they can select a plan that best serves the needs of their employees. Employers are under no obligation to hire pharmacy benefit companies, but the vast majority do so because they secure savings for them and their employees.
PBMs are on our side.