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Pa. lawmakers call for pharmacy benefit manager reform

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Two Pennsylvania lawmakers, including one who represents the Lehigh Valley, are taking steps to help keep community pharmacies in business and lower drug costs. State Reps. Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) and Josh Siegel (D-Lehigh) were at Allentown Pharmacy on Tilghman Street on Thursday, where they talked about Benham's bipartisan bill that calls for pharmacy benefit manager reform. A pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM, is a go-between for insurance providers and drug companies. The new bill would limit or ban several practices by PBMs, like spread pricing, where someone...

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