How PBMs Profit at Your Expense
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As a heated election season wraps up, Terry and Dr. Bob examine the latest results and what they mean for patients and federal healthcare policy. Dr. Madelaine Feldman discusses tactics used by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to profit at the expense of patients. Also, Kate speaks with TikTok sensation Marc Winski about his stutter and the ways he’s embraced it on social media to educate others about the condition.

Guest:

Madelaine Feldman, MD, FACR, President, Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations

Dr. Madelaine Feldman is a rheumatologist in private practice with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, LA. She is President of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, Chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, and past member of the American College of Rheumatology Insurance Subcommittee.

Dr. Feldman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and lectures extensively to patients, physicians, regulators, and legislators, both locally and nationally, speaking before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee in 2019.   She has spoken and written on the drug supply chain, particularly the effect that formulary construction and utilization management tools have on pricing and access to drugs, related to availability and affordability.

Dr. Feldman received her medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Dr. Madelaine Feldman

Marc Winski

Insurers Must Stop the Tricks, New Rule Says, Offering Consumers a Treat

Patients Rising Concierge 

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