Treat pharma as a utility, and 10 other ways states can lower drug prices

(Ed Silverman for STAT)

As prescription drug costs continue to squeeze state budgets, a group of state health policy makers is offering some novel — and also some familiar — suggestions for coping. These include regulating the pharmaceutical industry as a utility, allowing states to operate as pharmacy benefit managers and waiving some provisions of the Medicaid program. Continue reading article here…….


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