Azar Hits Back At Pharma Criticism Of Drug-Price Containment Proposal

May 16, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday (May 16) hit back at the drug industry for criticizing the administration’s proposal to move Medicare Part B drugs into Part D, and he said the announcement on how HHS will execute that policy is coming soon. He also warned that killing the administration’s proposal will keep alive efforts to let the government negotiate prices. “I don’t expect ideas like direct negotiation to go away, no matter how unlikely they are to work,” according...

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