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The New Part D: "Dollars for Donuts" Becomes Discounts For Data

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

The pharmaceutical industry's 50% donut hole discount worked out exactly as planned in the context of shaping the health care reform debate. The implementation of the new program is a different story. The program created by CMS doesn't look anything like industry would have hoped-but manufacturers have no choice but to play by CMS' rules, and try to make it work for them anyway.

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