Inside Drug Pricing - 02/04/2019

As HHS Seeks Congress’ Help On Drug Rebates, Collins Offers A Hand

By John Wilkerson
February 1, 2019 at 6:28 PM
HHS wants Congress to ban drug rebates, and Senate Special Committee on Aging Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) said she’d like to work with the president on rebate legislation. Collins spoke to Azar about rebate legislation the same evening that HHS proposed to administratively eliminate rebates in Medicare and Medicaid and requested Congress do likewise in the commercial market. “Rebates should lower the costs that consumers pay at the pharmacy counter, not pad the pockets of middle men. I look forward...

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