16 episodes

JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare.

You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, biologics, other cutting edge therapies, and the patient benefits and cost challenges that come with them.

The Pharmacy Benefit will also analyze the latest news from inside the industry and give you an educated perspective on where things currently stand and where we think they're headed.

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JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare.

You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, biologics, other cutting edge therapies, and the patient benefits and cost challenges that come with them.

The Pharmacy Benefit will also analyze the latest news from inside the industry and give you an educated perspective on where things currently stand and where we think they're headed.

    Exploring the Impact of the Robinson-Patman Act: Historical Insights and Future Considerations

    Exploring the Impact of the Robinson-Patman Act: Historical Insights and Future Considerations

    We explore how The Robinson-Patman Act, an antitrust law intended to shield businesses acting as buyers from unfair competition, has impacted the pharmaceutical market from a historical standpoint, how it might be applied in the future, and what it means for public policy on drug pricing and rebates. To explain this, JC Scott sits down with Ross Margulies, a Partner with special expertise in Medicare and Medicaid law at Foley Hoag LLP. JC and Ross discuss the antitrust litigations that have shaped the drug supply chain.

    Achieving Widespread COVID-19 Vaccination, Part Two

    Achieving Widespread COVID-19 Vaccination, Part Two

    Although the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has had a successful start, major health inequities still exist in vaccine access for underserved communities and underrepresented minorities. 2 million Americans are being vaccinated a day, but less than 20% are underrepresented minorities. In this episode, guest host Claire Winiarek sits down with Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and Dr. Sree Chaguturu, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. Claire, Dr. Rios, and Dr. Chaguturu discuss the unique social determinants for why these inequities exist, why it’s important to reframe COVID-19 vaccination campaigns for specific demographic groups, and how PBMs are working to educate underserved populations on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Achieving Widespread COVID-19 Vaccination Part One

    Achieving Widespread COVID-19 Vaccination Part One

    Although the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has had a successful start, major health inequities still exist in vaccine access for underserved communities and underrepresented minorities. 2 million Americans are being vaccinated a day, but less than 20% are underrepresented minorities. In this episode, guest host Claire Winiarek sits down with Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and Dr. Sree Chaguturu, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. Claire, Dr. Rios, and Dr. Chaguturu discuss the unique social determinants for why these inequities exist, why it’s important to reframe COVID-19 vaccination campaigns for specific demographic groups, and how PBMs are working to educate underserved populations on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    What’s Next for the Rebate Rule?

    What’s Next for the Rebate Rule?

    The Trump administration enacted the Rebate Rule just before leaving office in November 2020. Analyses on the rule, including from government actuaries, show that the rebate rule would increase Medicare Part D premiums by 25% and increase taxpayer costs by 170 billion dollars. PCMA filed a lawsuit to stop the rebate rule from taking effect. In this episode, host JC Scott speaks with April Alexander, PCMA General Counsel, Vice President of State Regulatory Affairs; and Mark Newsom, principal and founder at Health Evaluation, LLC. JC, April, and Mark discuss the PCMA lawsuit, the impact of the last-minute rebate rule, and the Biden Administration's approach to addressing the rule.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity

    COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity

    Many Americans have expressed strong reservations about vaccines in general and a COVID-19 vaccine in particular, and remain unsure about whether to be vaccinated against the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In this episode, guest host Claire Wulf Winiarek speaks with Janet McUlsky, convener of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project, and Susan Winckler, a former Chief of Staff to the FDA Commissioner and current CEO of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, about these concerns and the potential messages and messengers that may help improve understanding.

    What Could Health Policy Look Like In 2021?

    What Could Health Policy Look Like In 2021?

    Host JC Scott speaks with Megan Hauck, a former Health Policy Advisor to President George W. Bush, Senator Mitch McConnell, and Chris Jennings, former Senior Advisor for Health Policy for both the Clinton and Obama Administrations. In this episode, Scott, Hauck, and Jennings discuss the election results, what a new president and Congress will mean for healthcare policies, and speculate how shifts in the House and Senate will impact the future of healthcare.

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