Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Options for State Legislatures Webinar


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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

Pharmaceutical benefit managers, or PBMs, have an important but largely unknown role in the pharmacy supply chain. The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving states the ability to regulate certain health care costs has prompted interest from legislators to look at the PBM contract negotiation process and laws that can foster competition. This webinar will discuss the role of PBMs, their relationship with states, and provide examples of policy options for state lawmakers. 



  • Colleen Becker, senior policy specialist, NCSL
  • Lisa Soronen, executive director, State and Local Legal Center

  • Antonio Ciaccia, chief strategy officer, 3 Axis Advisors

  • Lauren Rowley, senior vice president of state affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)

State Respondents:
  • Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Maryland (D)

  • Senator Fred Mills, Louisiana (R)