According to a recent survey, eight-out-of-ten small businesses want to be able to continue offering discounts that encourage employees to use the more affordable mail-service pharmacy option and consumers who use home delivery are strongly satisfied with it. In addition to greater convenience, mail-service pharmacies can save Medicare seniors, employers, unions, government employee plans, consumers, and other commercial-sector payers $46.6 billion in prescription drug costs over the next ten years, according to a recent study. Compared to brick-and-mortar drugstores, mail-service pharmacies offer deeper discounts and reduced copays.
- Mail-service pharmacies save Medicare seniors, consumers and payers an average of 15% on 90-day prescriptions compared to 90-day prescriptions obtained at brick-and-mortar drugstores.
- Mail-service pharmacies save Medicare seniors, consumers and payers an average of $22 per 90-day prescription compared to the same prescription obtained at a drugstore.
Signees of the letter include:
Eleanor Holmes Norton
David N. Cicilline
(LA-02), Mark Pocan (WI-2),
Terri A. Sewell
(MI-9), Chelllie Pingree (ME-01),
(CA-29), Donna M Christensen (
Carol Shea Porter
Michael G. Fitzpatrick
C.W. Bill Young
(CT-03), Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (AS),
PCMA represents the nation's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which improve affordability and
quality of care through the use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing), generic alternatives, mail-service pharmacies, and other innovative tools for 210-plus million Americans.
SOURCE Pharmaceutical Care Management Association