Policies Targeting ‘Rebate Traps’ In Part D May Not Yield Big Savings, Study Suggests
Research on generic drug coverage in Medicare Part D plans finds access unobstructed for majority of lower cost alternatives. However, study may offer incomplete picture, generic and biosimilar advocates say.
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Industry has 30 days to come up with a better idea that would “end foreign free riding” and close the gap between drug prices in the US and abroad, President Trump says. Administration also wants to revive rebate reform.
Study sponsored by Association for Accessible Medicines suggests quirks in Part D benefit design and rebating practices are driving the trend.
Germany uses government facilitated price negotiations between publicly funded insurers and manufacturers that are based on an independent assessment of how much added value a drug provides.