Imbruvica, Enbrel, Stelara Offer Best Chance Of Savings From Medicare Negotiation In First Round
The other seven drugs on the initial list for negotiation are already heavily rebated and CMS could choose not to go much lower than current net prices, SSR Health report points out.
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