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HHS selects first ten drugs for Medicare price negotiation

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2023
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The White House announced Tuesday the names of the first 10 prescription drugs selected for Medicare price negotiations as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. The medications — which include the blood thinner Eliquis and the rapid-acting insulin Fiasp/Novolog — cost Medicare around $50 billion from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS. Last year, people enrolled in Medicare had to spend $3.4 billion in out-of-cost expenses for those 10 drugs, which are among those with the...

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