PBM Startup Papers

PBM STARTUP PAPERS Quantifying a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Fee-For-Service Business Model (03/19) IFC Health : An Independent Formulary Company (01 /18) Will Amazon’s Online Pharmacy Display Therapeutic Interchange (12/17) Three Phases of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Business Model (09/17) The Future of Consumer-Directed Pharmacy Benefits (08/07) Walgreen’s Transparency Issue (11/03)        

Will Amazon’s Online Pharmacy Display Therapeutic Equivalents?

Postscript (12/2/2017)   Amazon is now the best hope for a consumer-directed pharmacy benefits website that “crosses the chasm” by suggesting lower cost therapeutic equivalents. It has been ten years since we wrote a paper on The Future of Consumer-Directed Pharmacy Benefits .  The possibility of consumer-directed health care got a new life in the mid-2000s […]

Three Phases of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Business Model

We present the case that there has been three distinct phases of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business model over the past 15 years. Each phase has been demarcated by a major shift in the dominant source of gross profits. These radical shifts in the primary source of gross profits in such a short period […]