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New Arkansas Mandate Would Increase Drug Costs for Employers, Consumers (Mark Merritt Commentary)

by Mark Merritt 3/13/2018 10:21 am

This week, the Arkansas Legislature is considering a new mandate forcing employers and government health plans to pay more for prescription drugs.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

In Defense of Pharmacy Benefits Managers (Feedback)

by Mark Merritt 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business’ interview with drugstore lobby chief Mark Riley begs the question of why employers hire pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, instead of simply contracting directly with drugstores.