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The Dream of Fair Medicine Prices

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The Dream of Fair Medicine Prices

Being happy about improved negotiations between pharmaceutical companies and the United States government might be on the same level as appreciating a particularly deep green tone on a decaying limb, but given the level of government we are accustomed to living in, I dare call this cause for hope. Massachusetts Legislators approved a change in the law this summer that is intended to reduce drug costs in the state Medicaid program, or MassHealth, by negotiating discounts directly with drug companies. As previously written about, pharmaceutical price increases outpace inflation by multiples partially due to the lack of negotiations between pharmaceutical...

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