The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) continues to deliver unexpected consequences, or are they? Walgreens Boots Alliance “(WBA”) is preparing to announce its acquisition of Rite Aid for an expected $10 billion. Industry sources expect an announcement as early as Wednesday of this week. This is consistent with WBA’s CEO, Stefano Pessina’s, strategy to consolidate healthcare […]

Reducing prescription drug costs continues to be a principal objective and elusive goal of most prescription drug benefit plan sponsors and payers. Elusive because it’s almost impossible to know what drugs actually cost. As the old adage goes, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”  All that most plan sponsors see when it comes to […]

As pharmacy benefit costs continue to escalate, more plan sponsors need to continually review and evaluate the performance of their pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”).  One way to reduce pharmacy benefit drug costs is to know the right questions to ask when performing that review.  Here are WBC’s Top 5 questions to ask your PBM for […]