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Paying for Protection: Medicare Rebates May Make Protected Classes Less Safe for Sponsors

This article was originally published in RPM Report

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Democrats failed in their first attempt to impose price controls in Medicare Part D. But, led by California Rep. Waxman, they may have found a new approach that seems less threatening than price negotiations-rebates for products used by dual eligible patients. And the drugs most likely to be affected are in Part D's six protected classes.

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