The PBM world is shaken up again with United Healthcare’s announcement that it will acquire Catamaran and combine it with their current PBM operation, OptumRx. The deal was announced with United paying a 27% premium for the right to solidify it’s number three position in  the lineup of the latest arrangement of “The Big Three” […]

Twenty years of discussions, bad publicity, lawsuits, settlements and presentations, and choosing a PBM has still retained it’s air of confusion, double-speak and bewilderment! Prescription drug are an integral component in managing overall healthcare costs, and the attempt by plan sponsors and payers to make sense of it all can be a fatiguing exercise. That’s […]

Well folks, Rite Aid is back in the game of pharmacy benefit management! The sale of EnvisonRx, a mid-sized privately-held PBM with approximately 10 million lives under management, was announced today. Rite Aid will make the acquisition at a purchase price of $2 billion, made up of $1.8 billion in cash and $200 million in […]