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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Study sponsored by Association for Accessible Medicines suggests quirks in Part D benefit design and rebating practices are driving the trend.
With price controls in Medicare looming nine years after approval, launch strategies such as ‘bridge’ programs that build initial volume with free drug may have to be adjusted.