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Hospitals Are Feeling The Pinch From Hurricane’s Devastating Effect On Puerto Rico

KHN Morning Briefing

Hospital pharmacists across the country are racing to find an alternative to a product called a Mini-Bag, which dilutes intravenous drugs for patients. But that’s just the first of what providers and officials fear will be many shortages of drugs and devices following in the wake of the hurricane.

Anthem, Spurning Express Scripts, Will Join With CVS To Start A Drug Plan Business

KHN Morning Briefing

The new business, which will start in 2020, will be a new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) company. PBMs serve as intermediaries between drug companies and the prescription plans, but they have come under increasing pressure for not being transparent about how much money they save and how much is passed along to consumers.