Showing What’s Possible: A New Standard for High Performance

Showing What’s Possible: A New Standard for High Performance

Roger Bannister’s breaking of the four-minute mile barrier is a significant moment in the history of athletics. The achievement was not only a testament to his athletic prowess but also a demonstration of human determination and the breaking of mental barriers. His record-breaking run sparked a surge of interest and belief in the potential of human athletic performance. (more…)

Reality Check: PBMs Make Commissions for Selling Drugs

Reality Check: PBMs Make Commissions for Selling Drugs

Most PBMs would describe their mission as “managing” the cost of drugs and making them more affordable for customers (benefit plans and their members). They like to position themselves as loyal negotiators working on behalf of plans in dealing with drug manufacturers.

This role has led to two key pricing components: discounts and rebates. Both are touted by the industry as important ingredients in the effort to lower drug benefits costs. But are they really? (more…)