Weight Loss Drugs Could Explode Part D Budget, Researchers Find

By Jessica Karins / March 17, 2023 at 12:49 PM
Covering drugs that help patients lose weight could significantly increase CMS spending even if only a small proportion of eligible patients opt for the treatment, researchers found as a group of medications originally designed for diabetes patients gain more attention for their weight loss use. In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine , public health researchers Khrysta Baig and Stacie Dusetzina of Vanderbilt University and David Kim and Ashley Leech of the University of Chicago...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.