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GAO Report Renews Debate Over Device Price Confidentiality

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

Hospitals, group purchasing organizations and other health care stakeholders want Congress to do away with pricing confidentiality clauses in purchase contracts for implantable devices, but industry wants to maintain its ability to keep device prices secret.

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