Episode 036 | May 11, 2017

Side Affects Episode 36: The Problem With PBMs

In This Episode

Scott and Anne Marie welcome Antonio Ciaccia of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, a trade group that represents pharmacy professionals to the show. Ciaccia says pharmaceutical companies take a lot of heat for rising drug prices. But most people aren’t aware that middlemen within the pharmacy supply chain negotiate prices, often in secrecy. Ciaccia blames “a dysfunctional system.” Scott blamed “an overabundance of greed.”

About Our Guest

Antonio Ciaccia

Antonio Ciaccia

Antonio Ciaccia joins Scott McGohan and Anne Marie Singleton this week on Side Affects. Antonio has served as the Director of Government and Public Affairs at Ohio Pharmacists Association since 2010. He has been appointed to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Steering Committee on State Legislation and Regulation (source).

Founded in 1879, Ohio Pharmacist Association is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Their mission is to unite the profession of pharmacy through the promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.

To learn more about Antonio Ciaccia and the Ohio Pharmacists Association, visit their company website.

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