In the News

Our CEO – Linda Cahn – is a nationally recognized expert who is often contacted and quoted by the press. Immediately below we attach a list of articles quoting Linda – or describing drug analyses generated and disseminated by our firm – beginning with the most recent. We also provide a list of periodicals, enabling you to review articles carried by specific journals. Many of these articles provide useful information about key topics. We hope you will find them to be of assistance.

‘PBM Busters’ Find Employers Unaware of Price Mark-Ups By Drug Middlemen

‘PBM Busters’ Find Employers Unaware of Price Mark-Ups By Drug Middlemen

By Lucas Sullivan. December 24, 2018.

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CVS Caremark Wants To Make Drug Rebates a Thing of the Past

CVS Caremark Wants To Make Drug Rebates a Thing of the Past

December 6, 2018.

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CVS Boasts That A New Pricing Model Will Lower Drug Costs For Health Plans. Will It?

CVS Boasts That A New Pricing Model Will Lower Drug Costs For Health Plans. Will It?

By Ed Silverman. December 5, 2018.

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FDA Promised a ‘Lower-Cost Option’ to Epi-Pen, But the Price Isn’t Any Lower

FDA Promised a ‘Lower-Cost Option’ to Epi-Pen, But the Price Isn’t Any Lower

By Ed Silverman. November 27, 2018.

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What Rebates? Express Scripts Touts A New Plan To Appease Critics Of The Opaque Drug-Pricing System

What Rebates? Express Scripts Touts A New Plan To Appease Critics Of The Opaque Drug-Pricing System

By Ed Silverman. November 13, 2018.

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More States, Including Pa., Are Taking On Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Demanding To See the Savings In Medicaid

More States, Including Pa., Are Taking On Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Demanding To See the Savings In Medicaid

By Catherine Dunn. November 9, 2018.

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The Unclear Benefits of Drug Price Coalitions

The Unclear Benefits of Drug Price Coalitions

By Bob Herman. September 27, 2018.

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Never Mind the Rebates. Maybe Behind-the-Scenes Fees Are Boosting Drug Prices

Never Mind the Rebates. Maybe Behind-the-Scenes Fees Are Boosting Drug Prices

By Ed Silverman. August 16, 2018.

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In Prescription Drug Business, Will Amazon Partner with PBMs, Or Seek to Conquer Them?

In Prescription Drug Business, Will Amazon Partner with PBMs, Or Seek to Conquer Them?

By Casey Ross. July 16, 2018.

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Ohio Peels Back The Curtain On A Lucrative PBM Profit Center

Ohio Peels Back The Curtain On A Lucrative PBM Profit Center

By Ed Silverman. June 22, 2018.

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What New Jersey’s Drug Plan Do-Over Says About the Industry

What New Jersey’s Drug Plan Do-Over Says About the Industry

By Bob Herman. May 16, 2018.

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Drug prices continue to climb despite barrage of criticism

Drug prices continue to climb despite barrage of criticism

By Angelica LaVito. March 21, 2018.

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UnitedHealthcare will pass some rebates to consumers, but will this really lower drug prices?

UnitedHealthcare will pass some rebates to consumers, but will this really lower drug prices?

By Ed Silverman. March 6, 2018.

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Washington is taking aim at drug industry middlemen. But can it break their grip on a captive market?

Washington is taking aim at drug industry middlemen. But can it break their grip on a captive market?

By Casey Ross. February 16, 2018.

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Long-Dreaded Amazon Threat to Drug Middlemen Draws Closer

Long-Dreaded Amazon Threat to Drug Middlemen Draws Closer

By Robert Langreth and Zachary Taylor. January 30, 2018.

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PBMs: Will the Amazon Cometh?

PBMs: Will the Amazon Cometh?

By Robert Calandra. December 1, 2017.

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Congress Needs the Political Courage to Defy the Drug Manufacturer Lobby

Congress Needs the Political Courage to Defy the Drug Manufacturer Lobby

Linda Cahn, Op-Ed Contributor. November 17, 2017.

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Hey, Amazon: As a pharmacy benefit manager, you could create real competition for drug prices

Hey, Amazon: As a pharmacy benefit manager, you could create real competition for drug prices

Op-Ed by Linda Cahn. November 15, 2017.

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Time to Lift the Curtain on PBM Wheeling and Dealing

Time to Lift the Curtain on PBM Wheeling and Dealing

by Robert Calandra.

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How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill

How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill

by Marshall Allen. June 20, 2017.

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How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill

How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill

by Marshall Allen. June 20, 2017.

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Q&A (with Linda Cahn): Pharma and PBMs are in a ‘Two Step Dance’ that Raises Drug Prices

Q&A (with Linda Cahn): Pharma and PBMs are in a ‘Two Step Dance’ that Raises Drug Prices

by Ed Silverman. June 13, 2017.

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How ‘Price-Cutting’ Middlemen Are Making Crucial Drugs Vastly More Expensive

How ‘Price-Cutting’ Middlemen Are Making Crucial Drugs Vastly More Expensive

by Michael Hiltzik. June 9, 2017.

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No Quick Cure for Express Scripts’ Ailing Shares

No Quick Cure for Express Scripts’ Ailing Shares

by Bill Alpert. June 5, 2017.

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A Drug Quintupled in Price. Now, Drug Industry Players Are Feuding Over the Windfall

A Drug Quintupled in Price. Now, Drug Industry Players Are Feuding Over the Windfall

by Charles Orenstein and Katie Thomas. June 1, 2017.

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Express Scripts Sues Manufacturer of Overdose Treatments

Express Scripts Sues Manufacturer of Overdose Treatments

by Angela Mueller. June 2017.

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Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

by Katie Thomas and Charles Orenstein. May 31, 2017.

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A Drug Quintupled in Price. Now, Drug Industry Players Are Feuding Over the Windfall

A Drug Quintupled in Price. Now, Drug Industry Players Are Feuding Over the Windfall

by Charles Orenstein and Katie Thomas. May 31, 2017.

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Would Amazon Really Succeed As A Pharmacy Benefit Manager?

Would Amazon Really Succeed As A Pharmacy Benefit Manager?

by Ed Silverman. May 18, 2017.

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Drug Company Says Discount Program Will Lower Prescription Prices

Drug Company Says Discount Program Will Lower Prescription Prices

Dayton Daily News. May 11, 2017.

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Express Scripts and Some Drug Makers Say They Can Work Together To Lower Costs

Express Scripts and Some Drug Makers Say They Can Work Together To Lower Costs

by Ed Silverman. May 8, 2017.

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Inside the ‘Scorpion Room’ Where Drug Price Secrets Are Guarded

Inside the ‘Scorpion Room’ Where Drug Price Secrets Are Guarded

by Neil Weinberg and Robert Langreth. May 4, 2017.

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A Secret Profit Formula Loved by Drug Middlemen Is At Risk

A Secret Profit Formula Loved by Drug Middlemen Is At Risk

by Robert Langreth and Neil Weinberg. April 26, 2017.

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The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices: How Pharmacy Benefit Managers Morphed From Processors to Predators

The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices: How Pharmacy Benefit Managers Morphed From Processors to Predators

by David Dayen. April 3, 2017.

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Spread Pricing – Marking Up Drug Claims

Spread Pricing – Marking Up Drug Claims

As featured on The National Community Pharmacists Association (www.ncpanet.org).

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A New Senate Bill Would Require PBMs to Disclose Some Rebate Info

A New Senate Bill Would Require PBMs to Disclose Some Rebate Info

by Ed Silverman. March 15, 2017.

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Drug Costs Too High: Fire the Middlemen

Drug Costs Too High: Fire the Middlemen

by Neil Weinberg and Robert Langreth. March 3, 2017.

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For E.D., The Doctor is In But the Men Are Staying Away: Physicians Find Men Lack Interest In Seeking Medical Care If They Can’t Get Coverage for Erectile Dysfunction

For E.D., The Doctor is In But the Men Are Staying Away: Physicians Find Men Lack Interest In Seeking Medical Care If They Can’t Get Coverage for Erectile Dysfunction

by Joseph Burns.

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers Could Be In Legislative Crosshairs

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Could Be In Legislative Crosshairs

by Christian Britschgi. January 3, 2017.

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The ‘Gouge Factor’: Big Companies Want Transparency In Drug Price Negotiations

The ‘Gouge Factor’: Big Companies Want Transparency In Drug Price Negotiations

by Ed Silverman. August 2, 2016.

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers Under Pressure

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Under Pressure

by Bill Alpert. Cover Story, July 23, 2016.

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Pharmacy Managers Unleash Big Data

Pharmacy Managers Unleash Big Data

by Zachary Tracer. June 30, 2016.

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Drug Spending Increase Slowed to 5.2 Percent Last Year, Express Scripts Says

Drug Spending Increase Slowed to 5.2 Percent Last Year, Express Scripts Says

by Ed Silverman. March 14, 2016.

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Secret Deals May Mean Consumers Pay More For Drugs

Secret Deals May Mean Consumers Pay More For Drugs

by Jayne O’Donnell. March 22, 2016.

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Feds Call Prescription Drug Price 2014 Increase ‘Remarkable’

Feds Call Prescription Drug Price 2014 Increase ‘Remarkable’

by Jayne O’Donnell. March 8, 2016.

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An Rx for Specialty Drug Management: Key to Success Lies in Better PBM Contracts, Plan Design Tweaks

An Rx for Specialty Drug Management: Key to Success Lies in Better PBM Contracts, Plan Design Tweaks

by Bruce Shutan. October 2015.

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Prescription Coalition Leader Warns About Increased Rx Costs From PBMs’ Refill Practices

Prescription Coalition Leader Warns About Increased Rx Costs From PBMs’ Refill Practices

as featured on StreetInsider.com

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Drug Coupons Not Good For Patients Either

Drug Coupons Not Good For Patients Either

as seen on Managed Care Magazine.

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Painful Prescription

Painful Prescription

by Katherine Eban. October 28, 2013.

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News Roundup: December 2012

News Roundup: December 2012

by Adam Fein. December 18, 2012.

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Buzz Words Collide With Positive Results

Buzz Words Collide With Positive Results

by John Marcille.

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In Plain View: Linda Cahn Makes The Case for PBM Fee Disclosure

In Plain View: Linda Cahn Makes The Case for PBM Fee Disclosure

by Molly Bernhart. Cover Story – May 2008.

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Amazon is Headed for the Prescription Drug Market, Analysis Say,

Amazon is Headed for the Prescription Drug Market, Analysis Say,

Robert Langreth and Spencer Soper. October 6, 2007.

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Medco Health’s ‘Aggravating’ Case: A Setback on a Class-Action Settlement Could Nettle the Big Pharmacy, Observers Say

Medco Health’s ‘Aggravating’ Case: A Setback on a Class-Action Settlement Could Nettle the Big Pharmacy, Observers Say

by Melissa Davis. December 16, 2005.

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Appeals Court Orders A Review of Medco Settlement Challenge

Appeals Court Orders A Review of Medco Settlement Challenge

By Mil Freudenheim. December 13, 2005.

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U.S. Accuses Merck Unit of Cheating Health Plan

U.S. Accuses Merck Unit of Cheating Health Plan

By Milt Freudenheim. June 24, 2003.

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Merck to Pay $42.5 Million to Settle Lawsuits Against Its Pharmacy-Benefit Unit

Merck to Pay $42.5 Million to Settle Lawsuits Against Its Pharmacy-Benefit Unit

By Milt Freudenheim. December 10, 2002.

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