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Former FDA Associate Commissioner: PBMs Driving Overdose Epidemic

Posted on Aug 08, 2017
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According to Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have worsened the drug overdose epidemic by refusing to cover opioid pain relievers with abuse-deterrent properties. PBMs claim excluding these drugs from their formularies save patients money; however, the practice is harmful for patients for whom diversion, misuse, and abuse is a concern. Read more here.

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