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Silver Lining: PBM Control of Drug Dispensing

Posted on: 09/14/2017

Reports of PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) like Express Scripts and CVS usurping the prescriber's role for controlled substance dispensing has drawn the ire of prescribers who decry an increase in administrative hassle. I see this as a step in the right direction toward lifting this useless and onerous responsibility, leaving prescribers to do what they train for: diagnose and recommend treatment.