By Michael Diaz | Tampa Bay Times (Opinion)

Health care is complicated. But for many patients, it’s made even more complicated and challenging by middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers — or PBMs — who often manipulate the system to the detriment of patients.

Fortunately, state lawmakers have an opportunity to take a giant leap toward curbing these abuses and putting Florida patients first.

PBM middlemen insert themselves into the decision-making process between a doctor and a patient, regularly making critical decisions about when, what and how a patient can receive care and treatment. They do all this without having any medical training or background.

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