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DTC Ads Might Inflate Medicare Drug Spending But Clear Cause-And-Effect Is Elusive, GAO Concludes

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Sens. Durbin and Grassley hope report will help revive their flagging legislation that would require Rx ads to include list prices Senators claim that the Government Accountability Office concludes that direct-to-consumer spots for prescription drugs drives ‘drastic’ increases in Medicare costs.

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