Inside Drug Pricing - 02/12/2019

Azar Wants To Cap Seniors’ Part D Costs, But List Prices Come First

By Rachel Cohrs
February 7, 2019 at 5:45 PM
Capping out-of-pocket Part D costs is a priority for the administration, but HHS Secretary Alex Azar told patient advocates that lowering drug list prices comes first, according to sources familiar with the conversations. A fact sheet accompanying the State of the Union said President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to cap Medicare Part D out-of-pocket costs, though Trump did not reference the caps in his address Tuesday (Feb. 5). The president’s 2019 proposed budget also calls for capping what...

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