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Inside Drug Pricing - 06/10/2019

Pharma Open To Paying Catastrophic Costs If Donut Hole Discounts Axed

June 06, 2019
Lobbyists for brand drug makers have told Senate Finance Committee staff they’re open to paying a share of seniors’ catastrophic Medicare Part D drug costs in exchange for capping seniors’ out-of-pocket costs and relieving drug makers of the 70% discounts they currently must pay for drugs that beneficiaries take while in the donut hole, according to sources close to the negotiations. Finance members are using a Part D reform proposal by the American Action Forum as a template for changes...


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