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Know Your Options

Fed up with paying far too much for prescription drugs? It’s no secret that drug costs are skyrocketing. But why? Who is responsible for controlling drug costs? Are some medications more affordable paying out-of-pocket? Do we have other options?

Most would think, if we have prescription insurance, then we are getting the best deal. But that may not always be the case. Below are several articles that answer many of these concerns. Don’t get taken advantage of. Know your options and consult with a Lakeview Pharmacist to ensure you are on a healthy, affordable path.

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Ohio firing pharmacy middlemen that cost taxpayers millions

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is changing the way it pays for prescription drugs, giving the boot to all pharmacy middlemen because they are using “spread pricing,” a practice that has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions.


How ‘middlemen’ force some small-town pharmacists out of business

Your small town community pharmacists say they’re under threat from an unregulated industry which they believe limits the choices consumers have to buy their medicine.


Meet the lawyer trying to pry drug pricing secrets out of Big Pharma


A huge pharma middleman just lost its biggest customer — and it exposes how drug prices are set


Another Sneaky PBM Practice Needs to End


Drug prices continue to climb, but who’s to blame?

Here’s how a $50 drug ends up costing you $700 in America’s healthcare system


Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman

Caterpillar’s lowered drug bills show why pharmacy benefit managers are under fire.


Ex-pharmacy benefit manager CEO pleads guilty to paying kickbacks

The former chief executive of a Nebraska pharmaceutical benefits manager company has pleaded guilty to making illegal kickback payments in order to obtain business from employer health plans.


The ‘middlemen’ responsible for high prescription drug prices

The 11Alive Investigators uncover claims of prescription drug price gouging, not from pharmacies, but from a little known industry known as “middlemen” drug suppliers.


You’re Overpaying for Drugs and Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You

Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal.


Reform Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) To Improve Pharmaceutical Affordability

Imagine if you never had to directly pay for your morning cup of coffee again.


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