Summary Of Big 3 PBM Drug Trend Numbers

All of the big 3 PBMs have now reported their drug trend for 2010.  How do they compare?  [acknowledging that methodologies are different]

  1. CVS Caremark = 2.4% (0.8% without specialty)
  2. Express Scripts = 3.6% (1.4% without specialty)
  3. Medco = 3.7% (1.1% without specialty)

Now, I’ll reiterate my points from the past which are:

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One Response to “Summary Of Big 3 PBM Drug Trend Numbers”

  1. As Adam Fein points out, the approaches they use are very different making it very hard to compare – http://www.drugchannels.net/2011/05/is-caremark-really-better-at-managing.html.

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