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March 25

Favorable Formulary Placement of Branded Drugs in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans When Generics Are Available

In the Medicare Part D program, the potential of generic drugs to achieve savings is underused. One reason is that prescription drug plans earn some o...

March 25

Why Drug Prices are so Difficult to Bring Down

Talk about a dichotomy. These both happened last week. The AARP launched its “Stop Rx Greed ” campaign to lower drug prices. The message is that Ameri...

March 25

Kentucky Attorney General’s Office Launches Investigation into Inflated Prescription Drug Prices

The office of Attorney General Andy Beshear has launched an investigation into allegations that state pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have overcharge...

March 25

Senators Press HHS and CMS on Physician Sunshine Act Compliance

On March 19, 2019, Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG)...

March 22

Are Prior Authorization Insurance Requirements Killing Patients?

Colin J. Haller was smart, funny, ambitious and athletic. And he was just 25 when he was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. The Maryland native ha...

March 22

Senate Panel to Hear from Pharmacy Middlemen on Drug Prices

The Senate Finance Committee said Thursday that it has secured commitments from executives of five major pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to testify n...

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