Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. Yes, indeed, the middle of the week is already here, which means there is much to do. No doubt, you can relate on some level. So please join us as we grab a cup of stimulation — remember, no prescription is required — and tackle the phone calls and meetings and deadlines that are piling up. Meanwhile, here is the latest grab of items of interest to help you along. Hope you conquer the world today, and do stay in touch. …
Congressional Democrats announced they had agreed to a broad plan to overhaul the way America pays for prescription medicines, STAT reports. Under the deal, Medicare would be allowed to negotiate prices for both drugs dispensed at the pharmacy counter and those administered in physician offices for drugs older than 9 years or 12 years, depending on the type of medication. Drug makers would have to pay penalties if they hike prices faster than inflation, including for employer-sponsored insurance plans. Seniors’ out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $2,000 per year. Insulin prices per dose would also be capped.
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