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Uncertainty and Motive in Pharmacy Dispensing Mark-Ups

Recently we argued incremental (relative to brands) generic dispensing premia of roughly $5 / script ultimately will fall. This note addresses healthy criticisms of that note, particularly: 1) payors already know generic acquisition costs; and, 2) the generic dispensing premium

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October 29, 2010 – Why Generic Dispensing Margins (Eventually) Must Fall

October 29, 2010 – Why Generic Dispensing Margins (Eventually) Must Fall For both drug retail and PBM mail-order we estimate that per-Rx generic dispensing margins are $5 higher for generics than brands, and show that this premium results from: 1)

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PBM Gross Margins – This Looks Like the End of the Cycle

Since 2001, PBM gross profit per claim has grown three times faster than average drug prices, and 1.25 times faster than drug retail mark-ups As with drug retail, during this period PBMs benefitted from drug price inflation and an increasingly

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