Pharmacy benefit managers have been in political hot water. Photo: George Frey/Getty Images

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the top trade group representing pharmacy benefit managers, has tapped medical device industry lobbyist JC Scott as its new CEO. He will take over for outgoing CEO Mark Merritt next month.

Why it matters: Scott, who has close ties to Republican leaders, will be leading PCMA at a time when the largest PBMs are fusing together with health insurers and are enduring heavy criticism for their role in the nation's problem of high drug prices.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.