The drugstore lobby group “Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency” released a paper not too long ago entitled, “Contract Negotiating Tool.” PUTT admits it created the paper to “place stories in major news outlets” and recruit “annual membership” donors to its campaign against PBMs.  

Unfortunately, the paper could have serious implications beyond membership recruitment. In writing this paper, PUTT glaringly ignores several important elements and facts in the drug distribution and reimbursement process. And for pharmacy benefit managers, the companies that large employers, unions, insurers and government agencies hire to obtain discounts from drugstores, it is a disservice to the quality work they provide. 

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