Medicare Negotiation And The Politics Of Drug Pricing
Medicare pricing decisions will become ‘highly politicized,’ Scott Gottlieb predicts. The former FDA commissioner and CMS official also believes the program should rely on outside health technology assessment groups, and he offers his opinions on how negotiation will (or won’t) change patent litigation.
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A Level Playing Field? Medicare Tries To Balance Transparency, Confidentiality With Drug Price Negotiations
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