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Drug-insurance trims too deep, Arkansas pharmacies say

Low reimbursements a peril to business, lawmakers told

By Andy Davis

This article was originally published February 1, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated February 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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Arkansas pharmacists and supporters jam into a legislative meeting room Wednesday in Little Rock to voice concerns about reimbursement rates through policies sold on the state insurance exchange.

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“This is a crisis, and it’s not just a crisis that’s affecting independent pharmacies. It’s also a crisis that’s affecting chains,” Scott Pace, chief ...

Cuts in reimbursements for drugs provided to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield customers, including Arkansas Works enrollees, are threatening to put drugstores out of business, pharmacists told lawmakers Wednesday.

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“This is a crisis, and it’s not just a crisis that’s affecting independent pharmacies. It’s also a crisis that’s affecting chains,” Scott Pace, chief ...

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TravisBickle says... February 1, 2018 at 6:08 p.m.

The next way the drug insurance companies will save money is by replacing pharmacists with robots.

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Jennit1801 says... February 1, 2018 at 6:59 p.m.

That comment doesn’t deserve more than an eye roll in response

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Winfield says... February 3, 2018 at 8:41 a.m.

My generic monthly prescription drug more than doubled in price per prescription. I don't know what organization is making profits, but somebody is. A poor person ain't got a chance.

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Gtownhog says... February 4, 2018 at 1:35 p.m.

The Pharmacy Benefit Managers like CVS/Caremark are making the money. CVS Pharmacies and Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management should NEVER have been allowed to merge. PBM's should not be able to own pharmacy Chains and Pharmacy Chains like Walgreen's, CVS, and Wal Mart should not be allowed to own PBM's. Their GOAL is to put independent pharmacies out of business....

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