Retail Pharmacy Facing Medicaid Cuts

WASHINGTON The retail pharmacy industry is contesting a proposal put forth Monday by the Bush administration to significantly lower Medicaid drug reimbursements.

WASHINGTON The retail pharmacy industry is contesting a proposal put forth Monday by the Bush administration to significantly lower Medicaid drug reimbursements. In an attempt to cut $8.4 billion from the Medicaid program over the next five years, the proposal, a provision of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, will base the government‘s calculation of drug prices on the average manufacturer‘s price (AMP), the average price manufacturers charge wholesalers, rather than the current

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