Drug Shortages Proposal From Sen. Hatch Offers 7-Year Economic Incentives
The Utah Republican’s draft bill would provide higher reimbursement rates for sterile injectable products and provide exclusivity incentives. House Republicans continue to pursue economic options, but time and jurisdictional factors could work against such measures to address shortages.
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