Kevin Lavery, PharmD, MBA

Trade Relations Pharmacist

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ABOUT

As Pharmacy Benefits Dimensions’ (PBD) Trade Relations Pharmacist, Kevin is responsible for overseeing the rebates and drug manufacturer contracts program while leading negotiations with pharmaceutical manufacturers on all renewals and any new contractual agreements for formulary products.

In this role, Kevin utilizes his clinical and formulary expertise to negotiate savings on formulary drugs. By leveraging this expertise, Kevin is able to deliver savings to PBD clients to help mitigate plan spend associated with high-cost medications.

Kevin joined Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD) in 2016 as an intern while earning a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University at Buffalo. After graduating in 2019, he joined PBD as a Clinical Pharmacist responsible for evaluating, monitoring and optimizing PBD’s drug formularies. In this role, Kevin analyzes data and literature from clinical trials and other studies to help make decisions about PBD’s formulary design.

An avid runner, Kevin loves being outdoors and hiking. He also enjoys reading and listening to podcasts about current events, health policy, and personal finance.

EXPERIENCE

Kevin is dedicated to helping manage clients’ pharmacy benefits. He’s a detail-oriented person who will leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing expert pharmacy benefit management that is cost-effective and in line with clinical practice and published clinical literature.

During his time at PBD, Kevin has worked diligently to optimize formulary design to help maximize access to clinically efficacious medications for our members and clients. A tangible example of this commitment is his continued contribution to the development and implementation of innovative contracting solutions.

These agreements, also known as outcomes-based contracts, allow PBD to actively monitor and assess the clinical value that is derived from formulary medications. These agreements help ensure that medications given preferred formulary placement drive continuous clinical value for our members.

COMMUNITY WORK

While in college and working as an intern for PBD, Kevin served as president of the the student chapter of the Pharmacist Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY) president of the University at Buffalo National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA) student chapter, and vice president of the student chapter of the Pharmacist Association of Western New York (SPAWNY) .

His proudest achievement was motivating student pharmacists to get involved with state-level pharmacy advocacy and drafting a resolution for the PSSNY House of Delegates that kick-started the legislative process resulting in the passage of a state law authorizing pharmacy interns to immunize in New York.

He also earned first place in the UB NCPA Student Pharmacy Business Plan Competition and the SPSSNY Research Poster Competition in 2018.

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • PAWNY Community Service Recognition Award (2019)
  • National Community Pharmacists Association Outstanding Student Award (2019)
  • Anthony P. Ciarletta Scholarship (2018)
  • PSSNY Research Poster Competition - 1st Place (2018)
  • Karl Fiebelkorn Award (2017)
  • UB SPPS Golf Scholarship (2017)
  • NCPA Pruitt Shutte Business Plan Competition (2017)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drug Rebates
  • Drug Manufacturer Contracts Program
  • Contract Renewals
  • Drug Formulary Management
  • Drug Formulary Management and Policy Development
  • Plan Performance Monitoring Clinical Program Development
  • Clinical Advisor

The core principles I live by in my professional career are to be nice, have integrity, and work hard. I believe that these three principles allow people to get the most out of their career and personal lives.

 

Fun Fact:
Kevin is attempting to hike all 46 high peaks in the Adirondack region to become an ADK46er.