US Pharm. 2011;36(11):16.
New York, NY — Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency (PUTT), a newly formed coalition of pharmacists and pharmacy owners, is taking on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) abuse, mandatory mail order, and other threats to the pharmacy profession. Currently numbering 500 members from more than 40 states, the fast-growing organization is launching a national campaign this fall to expose shady PBM practices and misinformation about prescription drug costs. “PBMs have been engaging in a misleading smear campaign against one of America’s most trusted professions, the community pharmacist, for some time now,” said David Marley, an independent pharmacist and coalition member. “We decided it was time to set the record straight on who the real culprits are behind ever-increasing employer drug costs: the PBMs themselves.” PUTT invites pharmacists from all community-practice settings, independent and chain alike, to get involved. To learn more, send your name and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit TruthRX.org.To comment on this article, contact email@example.com.