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prescription drug prices

prescription drug prices

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    (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)


    Like the rest of America, New York State is ensnared in the stranglehold of our byzantine healthcare system, which today is best known for skyrocketing pharmaceutical drug prices and a rapid decline in quality of care. One of the most vicious, insidious, and disingenuous tentacles of that system choking the life out of us is the group of corporations known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). 

    While just three Fortune 25 companies – CVS, Express Scripts, and OptumRx – control

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