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Feb 26, 2007
 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

Single source comparisons

Single source comparisons

Single source comparisons
In an analysis of 25 innovator single source drugs and biologics covered under Medicare Part D, BIO looked at prices of the drugs from the warehouse outlet Costco, drugstore.com and five nationwide prescription drug plans that provide Part D coverage. Six of the drugs were unavailable from Costco and seven were unavailable from drugstore.com. On average, the remaining drugs were 11.6% cheaper through Part D than from Costco and 10.5% cheaper than from drugstore.com. Part D currently makes more innovator drugs available to Medicare beneficiaries than do the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the U.K. via NICE recommendations. The list...

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