TITLE

The impact of Part D on manufacturers

AUTHOR(S)
Lipowski, Earlene
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Drug Topics;1/8/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the benefits and impacts of Medicare Part D plan on Medicare beneficiaries and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S. It mentioned that the benefit is seen to increase access to medication among, the government programs runs, risk of concentrating purchase power by lowering prices and decreases profits of the manufacturers. Part D will shift spending from Medicaid and the private sector to make Medicare the largest prescription drug purchaser in the country. Even though, there is hostility toward the perceived gains of the manufacturers from Part D, but many patients seems to be satisfied with the program.
ACCESSION #
23730127

 

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