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PBMs: Will the Amazon Cometh?

07:00 EST 1st December 2017 | BioPortfolio

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PBM consultant Linda Cahn says that if Amazon gets into the PBM business it could insist that drugmakers simultaneously submit the net discount price for each of their drugs for the subsequent six months. Amazon could then publicize every drug's actual price, by drug and by therapeutic category.

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Name: Managed care (Langhorne, Pa.)
ISSN: 1062-3388
Pages: 17

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