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.
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.
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.
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