The Dark Side of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Have you ever heard of a Pharmacy Benefit Manager or “PBM”? Probably not. And that’s exactly the way they want it. PBMs hide in the shadows acting as middlemen that come between insurance companies, pharmacies, and patients.
OptumRx is the third-largest PBM in the nation. They force patients to use services that don’t work for them and threaten small community pharmacies in the process. Don’t let these corporations hide in the shadows! Stand with community pharmacists and patients across the nation who are speaking out against OptumRx and bloated PBMs.
Contact your local state representative and tell them to stop OptumRx and their abusive practices today.
Help Us Fight Back!
Don’t let PBMs manipulate you. You deserve to have a choice! Tell your representative to stop these PBM megafirms! Join us to help fight back against these megafirms that worsen the quality of healthcare for people who need it most. PBMs are forcing you to buy drugs that THEY decide and use pharmacies that make them rich. Help us fight back!
Patient Horror Stories
Pharmacy Benefit Managers claim to have the patient’s best interest at heart. That is not the case for many people who are forced to use their services. Mail-order prescriptions may seem convenient, but when lives are on the line, being forced to wait for a life-saving medication can lead to disastrous consequences.
For example, after weeks of delays, a young husband’s life-saving drug finally arrived, only after he could no longer swallow and shortly thereafter died.
PBM Abuses Across the Nation
The three largest PBMs in the nation, CVS Health (including Caremark and Aetna), the Express Scripts business of Cigna, and the OptumRx business of UnitedHealth Group, all operate under the same, greedy corporate practices. Their abuses are harming patients and small pharmacies across the nation.
Thank you for taking action and standing up to PBMs. Follow the links below for helpful resources to continue the fight for affordable healthcare!