MedPAC’s Message To Congress: Drug Pricing Still Needs Attention
The US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is continuing its work on proposals to overhaul federal payment for physician administered drugs. That is an ominous message for the biopharma industry as it reels from passage of dramatic pricing legislation earlier this year.
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