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Patients Are at Risk

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Patients who rely on compounded medicines are in danger of losing access to essential medications. Pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and insurance companies are quietly cutting off payment for the vast majority of compounded medicines that physicians often prescribe for children and patients with unique needs.

People with cancer, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, autism and other conditions may lose access to their most effective medications soon. Pharmacy benefit management firms and insurance companies are moving swiftly, with little or no advance notice to the affected individuals.

Patients and Physicians for Rx Access is a coalition consisting of individual patients, patient advocacy groups, pharmacists, physicians, pharmacies and health care organizations to raise the awareness of this issue.