Prescription Drugs

Medicaid paying 32% less than Medicare Part D for medications


Medicaid is paying the lowest average price for 78 high-use and high-expenditure brand-name and generic drugs, a new federal report finds.

Report: Medicaid overspent on brand-name drugs

Report: Medicaid overspent on brand-name drugs

State Medicaid programs spent $329 million more than necessary by allowing certain prescriptions for brand-name drugs to be filled instead of generics in 2009, a conservative think tank said this week.

Community pharmacists, congressmen question CMS plan to shorten long-term care drug-dispensing cycles

There is "scant evidence" that implementing shorter prescription drug dispensing cycles in long-term care will actually reduce costs, according to a statement issues Monday from the National Community Pharmacists Association.