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West Virginia Medicaid saves $54.4 million with Prescription Drug Carve-out

West Virginia Medicaid saves $54.4 million with Prescription Drug Carve-out

Congratulations to our independent West Virginia pharmacies on showing your value, saving the state money and keeping money local and in the hands of the people who earn it.

Drug Middlemen Got Big Markup in New York

Drug Middlemen Got Big Markup in New York

Pharmacy-benefit managers are taking increasingly large markups on generic drugs in New York, according to an analysis of Medicaid prescriptions at independent pharmacies in the state.

CVS paid itself far more than some major competitors

CVS paid itself far more than some major competitors

CVS used its role as a pharmacy middleman for the Ohio Medicaid program to pay some of its biggest retail competitors far less than it pays its own stores, according to a section in a state report that CVS is fighting in court to keep secret.

West Virginia’s System Possible Model for Cheaper Medicaid Drug Prices

West Virginia’s System Possible Model for Cheaper Medicaid Drug Prices

Ohio is struggling to bring transparency to the $2.5 billion its Medicaid system spends through its managed-care plans on prescription drugs each year. As it does that, one of its neighbors decided to take a drastically different path: Cut out the plan managers altogether. West Virginia’s model puts health care outcomes over profits by using the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy to recommend drugs for patients. That saved the state $30 million in one year.

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