Drug Topics May 24, 2024
Brian Nowosielski

Experienced litigation lawyer Mark Cuker sat down with Drug Topics to discuss pharmacy benefit managers and their often corrupt practices.

In a conversation with Drug Topics, Mark Cuker, an experienced litigation lawyer, discussed his experience defending independent pharmacies against pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and what the future holds for independent pharmacies and PBM regulation.

PBMs are the pharmaceutical middlemen between pharmacies dispensing prescription drugs and the insurance companies that facilitate access to those drugs.

“Over the decades, PBMs have expanded their influence in the pharmaceutical supply chain and now handle claims processing, formularies, pharmacy networks, mail order pharmacies, and contracting with wholesalers and manufacturers. As their role and visibility have increased, PBMs have come under increased scrutiny from policymakers,” wrote...

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