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Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Karen Kasler

Nearly half of the 25 vetoes that Governor Mike DeWine issued when he signed the two-year state budget deal with health care and Medicaid, which is the state’s largest program.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General David Yost wants to see prescription drug purchases for state employees centralized and subject to review by the state auditor in an effort to promote additional safeguards and transparency.

Consumers, lawmakers and industry players all seem to agree that prescription drugs prices are too high. What they can't always agree on is whom to blame.

On Tuesday, though, fingers are expected to point toward pharmacy benefit managers, the industry's mysterious middlemen.

The Senate Finance Committee will hear from executives from the biggest pharmacy benefit managers, led by CVS Caremark and Cigna's Express Scripts.

Ohio Public Radio

The state is suing a company that managed prescription benefits for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, seeking to recover nearly 16 million dollars in alleged overcharges. 

Ohio Public Radio

A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. 

State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is ending the state's contracts with the pharmacy benefit managers that bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling prescriptions.