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Joshua Fredell, PharmD

Vice President and Head of PBM & Specialty Product Innovation


Joshua Fredell is vice president and head of PBM and specialty product innovation at CVS Health. He oversees ideation, commercialization, and management of the company’s pharmacy benefit and specialty management products, including formulary design, network products and pricing approaches, specialty innovation, clinical solutions, and medical benefit management.

During his 19 years with the organization, Fredell has held leadership roles overseeing development of solutions and services that help make prescription medications more affordable and accessible, promote therapy adherence, prevent gaps in care, and manage spending. Most recently, he led formulary strategy to help prevent wasteful spend while ensuring plan members have access to clinically appropriate therapies.

Prior to CVS Health, Fredell was part of the pharmacy department of UPMC Health Plan and earned his PharmD from the University of Pittsburgh.