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Office of Insurance Regulation – Informational Memo on Early Prescription Refills

A memorandum to all health insurers, health maintenance organizations and other health entities authorized to do business in Florida related to early prescription refills pursuant to Executive Order 20-52.

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PBMs are Lining Their Pockets With Millions of Dollars at the Expense of Patients and Taxpayers

This cover sheet summarizes the highlights of the groundbreaking new report on PBMs and their cost to Florida taxpayers.

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Press Conference Announcing New Report that Exposes Predatory Practices by PBMs

State legislators, pharmacists, and physicians gathered to highlight the need for comprehensive PBM reform in Florida.

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Video of Floridians for PBM Reform Rally at the Capitol

More than 100 advocates for PBM reform gathered at the Capitol to call on the Florida Legislature to reform our state's broken PBM system -- before it's too late!

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Sunshine in the Black Blox of Pharmacy Benefits Management

An independent study by 3 Axis Advisors uses 350+ million prescription drug claims from AHCA to show how the predatory practices by PBMs are hurting Florida's Medicaid program.

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HB 961 Bill Summary

Read the highlights of the bill sponsored by Rep. Jackie Toledo and co-sponsored by Rep. Randy Fine.

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We All Pay the Price Handout

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are middlemen who have strayed from their original purpose of negotiating savings for patients and now keep the profits for themselves, leaving the rest of Florida’s consumers to pay higher drug prices.

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REPORT:
Overpaying for Prescription Drugs: The Copay Clawback Phenomenon

With over 200 million Americans commercially insured in 2013, the findings in this report suggest the practice of overpayments may account for a non-negligible share of overall drug spending and patient out-of-pocket costs.

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SPAR Financial Commitment Form

Effective advocacy isn't free. SPAR's members dedicate their time and resources to this worthwhile cause. Every donation helps and we ask that you would consider donating today to help us get closer to our goal.

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PRESENTATION
PBM Issue Panel Presentation

This presentation explaining the predatory practices of PBMs and their effects on patients and neighborhood pharmacies was presented to the Senate Committee on Health Policy and the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance on November 5, 2019 by SPAR representatives Shane Abbott and Kevin Duane.

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When PBMs Tell You Myths, Learn The Facts

Patient access and affordability are at risk. Learn the common myths that PBMs spread so you are prepared to push back with the truth.

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Reducing Drug Costs Handout

In order to reduce prescription drug costs, we need to pay attention to the middleman. Patient out-of-pocket costs are rising and PBMs are to blame.

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