Lowering drug prices for Medicare

pillsDeep in the healthcare-reform debate is a discussion of how Congress could lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in Medicare “Part D.”  School of Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an authority on pharmaceutical law, has some provocative ideas.  In a  paper published in Health Affairs, Outterson details an approach to reducing drug prices for seniors by providing medications to low-income elderly through Medicaid rather than Medicare.

Contact Kevin Outterson, 617-353-3103, mko@bu.edu

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