Lawrence Abrams

Independent

Economist

PO Box 1285

Watsonville, CA 95077

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Biosimilars & Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Law: The Case of Pfizer Inc v Johnson & Johnson et al.

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2018
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Antitrust Law, Vertical Restraints, Exclusive Dealing, Biosimilars, Chicago School, Google AdWords, Lump Sum Rebates, Robert Bork, Pharma

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Insulin Drug Price Inflation: Racketeering or Perverse Competition?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Rico Law, Drug Pricing, Pharmaceutical Pricing, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Pharma, Class Action Law

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Quantifying the Requirements to Scale a Carpooling Business

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jul 2017
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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carpooling, congestion pricing, Mobility-as-a-Service, MaaS, Waze, Uber, Lyft, Ford Smart Mobility, HOV lanes, ride-hailing, carpooling, reverse commuters

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The Bancorp: A Test for Post-Enron GAAP

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2017
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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GAAP, Enron Scandal, GAAP for Consolidation of VIE, the Bancorp, Dodd-Frank, Well-Capitalized Bank, FASB Fin 46, FASB 46(R), Statement 167

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Pharmacy Benefit Manager Profitability and Valuation: Business Models Matter

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Business Models, Drug Rebates, Exclusionary Practices, Drug Pricing, Express Scripts, Wellpoint, Anthem-Blue Cross, Health Care Business Models

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The Bancorp: The Long Lasting Effect of an 'Extend and Pretend' Commercial Mortgage Operation

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Feb 2017
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers as Bargaining Agents

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Countervailing Power, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Drug Rebates, Bilateral Oligopoly, Stigler vs Galbraith, Bargaining Theory, Drug Supply Chain, Two Part Tariff, Business Models, Mail Order Pharmacies

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Who is Best at Negotiating Pharmaceutical Rebates?

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Bargaining Theory, Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates

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Medco as a Business Model Imperialist

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Drug Rebates, Medco, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs, Express Scripts, Wellpoint, Anthem

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers as Conflicted Countervailing Powers

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Countervailing Power, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Drug Rebates, Bilateral Oligopoly, Stigler vs Galbreath, Bargaining Theory, Drug Supply Chain, Two Part Tariff, Business Models, Mail Order Pharmacies

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A Position Auction Demonstration Project for Lowering Reference + Biosimilar Drug Prices in Medicare Part B

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2019
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Medicare, Medicare Part B, Market Design, Auctions, William VIckery, Henry George

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Walgreens' Transparency Issue

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Estimating the Rebate-Retention Rate of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Business Models, Drug Rebates, PBM Business Model, Drug Pricing, Express Scripts, Bargaining Theory, Pharmaceutical Rebates

14.

The Formulary Game

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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pharmacy benefit managers, game theory, principal versus agent, fiduciary law, PBMs, formulary, drug formulary, health care law, fiduciary law, drug rebates, pharmaceutical rebates

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Medco's Transition to a Transparent Business Model

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Business Models, Drug Rebates, Exclusionary Practices, Drug Pricing, Medco, Business Models, Drug Rebates, Drug Pricing

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Quantifying Medco's Business Model

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Business Models, Drug Rebates, Exclusionary Practices, Drug Pricing, Express Scripts, Wellpoint, Anthem-Blue Cross, Health Care Business Models

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Exclusionary Practices in the Mail Order Pharmacy Market

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Antitrust Law, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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The Express Scripts - Wellpoint Deal: A 'Double Trouble' Front

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Drug Rebates, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs, Express Scripts, Wellpoint, Anthem

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Sins of Omission: A Review of the FTC Study of PBM Conflict of Interest

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Antitrust Law, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, PBMs, Drug Rebates, FTC, Federal Trade Commission, Mail Order Pharmacies

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A Tale of Two PBMs: Express Scripts vs. Medco

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, business models, drug rebates, exclusionary practices, drug pricing, drug rebate bargaining, PBM business models, pharmaceutical rebates

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The Future of Consumer-Directed Pharmacy Benefits

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Antitrust Law, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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Medicare Part D and Preferred Provider Pharmacy Networks

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Medicare Part D, Drug Rebates, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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Contrary to What Wall Street and the FTC Say, the PBM Business Model Is Misaligned

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Antitrust Law, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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Should Medicare Finance E-Prescribing?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Medicare Part D, E-Prescribing, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Pharmacy Benefit Manager Business Model, Prescription Drugs, Generic Drugs, PBM Transparency

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Quantifying Medco's Business Model: An Update

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, business models, drug rebates, exclusionary practices, drug pricing, Medco, PBM transparency, drug rebates, pharmaceutical rebates, mail order pharmacies, specialty drug profits

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The CVS-Caremark Merger and the Coming Preferred Provider War

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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Show Me the Display: A Review of an ESI Study of Consumer-Directed Pharmacy Benefits

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, business models, drug rebates, exclusionary practices, drug pricing, Express Scripts, consumer-directed pharmacy benefits, consumer directed health plans, consumer-directed health benefits

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The Effect of Corporate Structure on Formulary Design: The Case of Large Insurance Companies

Presented at the ISPOR 10th Annual International Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 15-18, 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs Medicaid Part D, Drug Rebates, Mail Order Pharmacies, Bilateral Oligopoly, Countervailing Power, Tacit Collusion, Preferred Providers, PBMs

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California Prop 61: Which Tony Soprano Bargaining Agent Do You Want?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Oct 2016
Lawrence Abrams
Independent
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers, PBMs, Bargaining Theory, drug rebates, pharmaceutical rebates, VA formulary, PBM formulary