Don't like the "slant" of MD's forming a PBM partnership to direct pharma-spending to a particular (or away from a particular) pharma-competitor like Walgreens? Fine. I don't agree, but for grins, here's an alternative.
Who says a PBM like Caremark cannot accomplish the same thing with less fuss or regulatory issues? It simply commences from an alternative perspective. The net result is exactly the same. By manipulating reimbursements, which has already been benchmarked in Wisconsin, PBM's can favor whomever they want. Or disfavor whomever they want.
If Walgreens is the target, by MD's or by PBM's including Caremark, the result is ultimately similar. Walgreens loses the pharmacy business.
Surely you pumpers can't be so blinded by GREED that you fail to grasp the jeopardy?