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Medicaid Cost-Containment Strategies May Include PDL For Antipsychotics

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Increased flexibility in controlling drug costs will be required for states to maintain their bargaining power following the shift of “dual eligibles” to Medicare in 2006, Oklahoma Medicaid director says.

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