Inside Drug Pricing - 06/10/2019

Governors Call For Closed Medicaid Formularies, Drug Imports

By John Wilkerson / June 4, 2019 at 2:15 PM
The bipartisan National Governors Association wants the federal government to let states import drugs and exclude Medicaid coverage of fast-tracked, first-in-class drugs while additional tests are done on them. The governors made the recommendations to the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees, which prior to the Memorial Day recess jointly released draft, bipartisan legislation to lower drug prices. The lawmakers used the legislation -- which would cap seniors’ drug costs in Medicare Part D and shift most...

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