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Help Cops, Limit PBMs

Posted 12/23/19

To The Editor: Governor Cuomo has a chance to greatly improve the health and well-being of New York’s brave police officers—and all other workers for that matter—by a signing a bill that just arrived on his desk that would limit the role Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) play in making health-care decisions that should rightly be left to doctors.

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) essentially are middlemen who use questionable business tactics to circumvent the doctor-patient relationship to pad their pockets by steering patients away from more-expensive drugs or toward medications with a higher rebate from manufacturers. Either way, the patient loses just to make PBMs more money.

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