U.S. Drug Spending Will Increase 7.6% in 2015, Including PCSK9 Costs – CMS
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Agency expects PCSK9 drugs for cholesterol will have relatively “modest” impact on drug spending across commercial and government payers in 2015, actuaries explain.
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