The Great Rebate Debate: Why Do They Exist?
A Senate hearing on drug pricing and the supply chain inevitably focused on the role of rebates. Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander offered a simple-sounding solution: get rid of them. That’s easier said than done, of course, but it did trigger some interesting discussion from different trade sectors.
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