Congress closes in on PBMs

A House subcommittee on Wednesday passed restrictions to PBM business practices a week after a key Senate committee passed similar reforms, increasing the chances of those measures being included in future government-spending bills. The bipartisan reforms to pharmacy benefit managers were among 21 bills that the House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee passed. The policies are not identical, but at least three PBM reforms have been passed by panels in both chambers.