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Recently I had the pleasure of addressing a dinner gathering of esteemed institutional investors in NYC who follow the health care space, and more specifically, the PBM realm.  At WBC ( we love the opportunity to share our insight on how PBMs operate. There was plenty of discussion regarding mergers, market practices and views on the […]

Talk about filling the shopping cart!  As many of you have heard, Catalyst Rx announced the purchase of Walgreens Health Initiatives (“WHI”).  Not surprisingly, WBC ( has some thoughts on the transaction. For Catalyst: Looks like a good deal for Catalyst. They were reportedly competing against Express Scripts to buy the business. This acquisition more than doubles […]

Some trends are better than others! Prescription drug benefits are continuously targeted for cost control and improved member satisfaction.  Here are WBC’s ( top trends that will impact your drug plan management for 2012: Generic Utilization. With a number of blockbuster brands losing their patent protection in 2011 and 2012, the pressure for greater generic fill […]