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Missouri county expects $500,000 savings after PBM swap

Posted On: Oct. 28, 2022 10:03 AM CST

Cole County, Missouri, officials expect to save approximately $500,000 next year on drug spending by switching pharmacy benefit managers to Smith Rx from Optum RX, reports The News Tribune. The county’s benefits advisor projected an almost 60% decrease in pharmacy spending under Smith Rx, amounting to some $506,000 in savings.