One reason behind high costs at the pharmacy counter? Pharmacy benefit managers. PBM practices, like clawbacks and spread pricing, not only hurt patients but also impact community pharmacies that serve rural and underserved populations.
In this episode, the Patients Rising team gets into community pharmacies with Ronna Hauser and Matthew Seiler of the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA). They detail the challenges that face pharmacists, how they trickle down to impact patients at the counter, and what an FTC investigation into PBM actions could reveal.
Plus, April kicks off World Autism Month! Field correspondent Kate Pecora speaks with Mason Milne on how he advocates for the autistic and Crohn’s disease communities.
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
Mason Milne, Podcast Host, Crohn’s and Autism Awareness Advocate
Elisa Comer, Patient Correspondent
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