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Here are the first 10 Medicare drugs the government will negotiate lower prices for

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2023
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) early Tuesday announced the first 10 drugs chosen for Medicare price negotiation under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

These single-source drugs were chosen based on their eligibility under the IRA and are the “highest total Part D gross covered prescription drug costs” under Medicare Part D, according to the CMS. In total, these medications account for $50.5 billion in total gross Part D costs.

Negotiations over these drugs, if manufacturers agree to the process, will take place over 2023 and 2024. Drugmakers have until...

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