Who Pays When Insurers Control the RX Middle-Man?

by Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director An exposé by Bay News 9 in the Tampa Bay area shines a bright light on the role of pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs). According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, PBMs develop and maintain formularies and other clinical management programs; process prescription drug claims for insurance companies or corporations;…

Florida Scoots Along

By Alyssa Davenport, FJA’s Communications Coordinator Someone has been leaving e-scooters all over Florida’s cities. The recent emergence of a new technology may be revolutionizing short-distance transportation. Instead of walking, biking, ride-hailing, or driving to your destinations, you can now scoot. E-scooters have been most commonly spotted and utilized in larger metropolitan areas, including but…

America Hoodwinked?

By Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director  Does Russian strongman Vladimir Putin have copies of Americans’ most-prized personal photos? With an innocent click of a button, millions of Americans gave a Russian company permission to access their photos and use them, perpetually. That’s forever. Why would a nuclear power want to have your Valentine’s Day selfies…

“If you over-supply, people will die.” What We’ve Learned from the Oklahoma Opioid Trial

by Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter accused Johnson & Johnson of helping to create the “worst man-made public health crisis in the history of our state and country.” That’s what he said to a packed Norman, Oklahoma courtroom during opening arguments in the state’s action against Johnson & Johnson and Jansen Pharmaceuticals. The trial began on…

Statement by FJA Executive Director Paul Jess Honoring the Life of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

For Immediate Release: Contact: Ryan Banfill, (850) 521-1047 Statement by FJA Executive Director Paul Jess Honoring the Life of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte “The Florida Justice Association honors the influential life of Sandy D’Alemberte. I am profoundly saddened by Sandy’s death on a personal and professional level. Sandy was a visionary leader who brought sunshine to…