Rx pill bottles In the three years between 2015 and 2017, the number of drugs dropped by PBMs averaged around 48 drugs per year. That number jumped to 82 in 2018 and 91 in 2019. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Insurance plans are covering fewer drugs, and the drugs they do cover are becoming more expensive to consumers, a new report finds.

The report, by GoodRx, an online site that provides information on drug discounts, said that consumers face a “Big Pinch” when it comes to filling prescriptions: formularies are shrinking at the same time that insurance plans are pushing more costs to consumers, in the form of copays and deductibles.

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