"Not So Different": What's Next for Drug Pricing After Withdrawal of the Rebate Rule?

In July, the Trump administration withdrew its proposal to block rebates and discounts given by drug makers to pharmacy benefit managers, Part D plans, and Medicaid managed care organizations. Withdrawal of the rule was a discouraging development for many physicians who hoped that the proposal could give relief to their patients at the pharmacy counter. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking to one such physician, Madelaine Feldman, MD. 
August 18, 2019
In July, the Trump administration withdrew its proposal to block rebates and discounts given by drug makers to pharmacy benefit managers, Part D plans, and Medicaid managed care organizations. HHS previously said that the rule would counteract incentives behind higher list prices. 

Withdrawal of the rule was a discouraging development for many physicians who hoped that the proposal could give relief to their patients at the pharmacy counter. This week on the podcast, we’re speaking to one such physician, Madelaine Feldman, MD. 

Feldman is a rheumatologist in private practice with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is president of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, which is a founding member of the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions. She is also chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines and a past member of the American College of Rheumatology’s insurance subcommittee.



Read more about the withdrawn rule here, and read more about the Senate Finance Committee's bill here.

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