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Mfg Rebates can still tilt the discussion

Posted by JerryS on 25 May 2012 at 20:08 GMT

I spent my last 8 professional years working with health care companies as they developed and then implemented their formularies and in each and every case, the size of the discount or manufacturers rebate stood head and shoulders above all other considerations. I saw better drugs discarded or admitted but with a far higher patient copayment requirement. I even see it with the health plan that I have now that I am retired. Yes, it is supposed to be a way to keep cost down but what it really does is increase profits for the healthcare company.

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