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Katea Ravega Provides Perspective in “Supreme Court Ruling May Open the Door for More Widespread Legislation Limiting Power of PBMs”

Pharmacy Times

Katea Ravega spoke with Pharmacy Times in a recent interview regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) and what this decision could mean for the future of states' legislation around pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). In the interview, Katea explains why the Supreme Court upheld Arkansas' Act 900 in its recent decision and how this prohibits PBMs from reimbursing pharmacies at a lower rate than what the pharmacies pay to fill prescriptions.

Below is an excerpt:

"Although the states all have their own legislation on the books regarding pharmacies and PBMs, Ravega did say she anticipates seeing more such legislation in the future, even as soon as this year depending on when each state’s legislature is in session. However, she said the money PBMs lose under such legislation will probably need to be made up elsewhere, whether through higher premiums for patients or other measures."

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