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Subject:  Re: Diabetes Digest - Return To Space Edition Date:  6/23/2020  10:58 PM
Author:  CMF_Fuskie Number:  2827 of 2843

I was forced to move my prescriptions for Jardiance and Toujeo to mail order because the pharmacy benefits manager decided to not extend discounts to the Costco pharmacy that I've used for decades. Instead, they teased a 90 day mail order supply for 1/3 the cost. Financially, I had no choice. It's no coincidence that the healthcare plan, the pharmacy benefits manager, and the local pharmacy chain I could have chosen are all part of the same company now.

I would have thought the PBM would have been required to let all pharmacies compete equally but apparently monopolistic practices are en vogue these days.

Who has basically traded a pharmacist who knows who he is and looks out for his welfare for a digital account and cost-saving anonymous process...

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