How a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Put Cancer Patient’s Life at Risk

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Norma has been diagnosed with Stage 3 blood cancer, but was denied coverage of her needed medication by a pharmacy benefits manager. Dr. Daniel Tomaszewski, assistant professor of pharmacy at Chapman University shares when a pharmacy benefits manager can override a doctor’s prescription or deny coverage and the patient will have to pay out of pocket. Dr. Tomaszewski walks us through the process of how a pharmacy benefits manager works within the system.