The Pharmacy Benefit

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To stop significant increases in drug pricing, greater competition is needed in the drug manufacturing industry. To analyze the role public policy plays in this challenge, host JC Scott talks with Lauren Aronson, health policy expert and Executive Director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Drug Pricing (CSRxP). Lauren shares the defining moment that started CSRxP, the main challenges policy experts face in rising drug prices, examples of manufacturers’ unsustainable pricing methods including their patent shenanigans, and potential solutions in creating sustainable methods for affordable drug pricing. They also talk about the current landscape in Congress and the Administration when it comes to political strategies to lower drug costs.

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To stop significant increases in drug pricing, greater competition is needed in the drug manufacturing industry. To analyze the role public policy plays in this challenge, host JC Scott talks with Lauren Aronson, health policy expert and Executive Director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Drug Pricing (CSRxP). Lauren shares the defining moment that started CSRxP, the main challenges policy experts face in rising drug prices, examples of manufacturers’ unsustainable pricing methods including their patent shenanigans, and potential solutions in creating sustainable methods for affordable drug pricing. They also talk about the current landscape in Congress and the Administration when it comes to political strategies to lower drug costs. 

What is The Pharmacy Benefit?

JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare.

You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, biologics, other cutting edge therapies, and the patient benefits and cost challenges that come with them.

The Pharmacy Benefit will also analyze the latest news from inside the industry and give you an educated perspective on where things currently stand and where we think they're headed.