Oct. 21, 2022

Protecting the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship

Protecting the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship

October is American Pharmacists Month, so we speak with Georgia Representative Buddy Carter about how his experiences as a pharmacist inspired him to advocate for patients and providers in Congress. He shares how independent, rural pharmacies are being put out of business by PBMs, and how their closures would be catastrophic to patient access. 

Hear from Yuri Cárdenas, a patient and migraine advocate, who contributed to a new report on PBMs, about the hurdles they have faced accessing and affording medication due to the work of middlemen.

Plus, hearing aids are now available over-the-counter, inflation impacts health care costs for patients, and a new report reveals over a million Americans rationed insulin within the past year. 


Terry Wilcox, CEO, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Buddy Carter, pharmacist and U.S. representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district

Yuri Cárdenas, Patient and Migraine Advocate 


Pulling Back the Curtain on PBMs

Prescription drug pricing reform must rein in pharmacy benefit managers

1.3 million Americans with diabetes rationed insulin in the past year, study finds

Steep inflation is hitting the medical sector, too

Addiction drug shows promise lifting long COVID brain fog, fatigue

What to know now that hearing aids are available over the counter

First They Get Long COVID, Then They Lose Their Healthcare

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