TITLE

Overview of Approaches to Control Prescription Drug Spending in Federal Programs

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;6/24/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the assessments of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on federal programs to control drug prescription spending in the U.S. It mentions various federal programs that control drug prescription spending such as Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Medicare Part D, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also notes that GAO was asked to summarize various approaches being implemented by the various agencies for their programs.
ACCESSION #
43314803

 

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