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Drugmakers Try Evasion, Tougher Negotiations To Fight New U.S. Insurer Tactic

(Reuters) July 5, 2018 - In the escalating battle over U.S. prescription drug prices, major pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to limit the economic damage from a new U.S. insurer tactic that coaxes patients away from expensive drugs.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: July 09, 2018)

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I would challenge anyone to attempt to tell me at the end of the day just what the exact cost of the medication is. Its really becoming a racket with rising prices, only to be countered by rebates and copay cards, and bumped back up by accumulator programs. At the end, the patient gets stuck. Why not just try the more effective drug first?

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