Drug Pricing

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Stupid Is as Stupid Does – Why Aren’t Generic First Approvals Automatically on Medicare Part D?

I read four articles this morning (here, here, here, and here) about Medicare and how it can take years to get a generic drug placed on the appropriate tier for coverage after a first generic is approved, and it just makes my blood boil.  With all the press about lowering drug prices and knowing that […]

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Drug Pricing Issues and the Media Spin – Who Really Knows What the Answer Is?

I read four articles this morning that blamed high generic and brand name prices on everything from the confusion between list price and transactional pricing (here), to too much drug regulation (here), to PBMs and to the lack of negotiations between Medicaid and drug companies (here and here).  I am sure that there are many […]

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