Medicaid Drug Price Transparency Rule Is More Sinister Than It Seems

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Government policies that siphon off pharmaceutical revenue discourage companies from undertaking new research projects — and could compel them to stop some already in progress.

The Biden administration claims to support price transparency in healthcare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has formally warned hundreds of hospitals to comply with federal rules requiring them to post their prices publicly. And the agency just rolled out a new rule designed to “advance prescription drug transparency in Medicaid.”

But that drug pricing rule has little to do with transparency. It’s an opaque bid by the White House to impose price controls on drug makers. If implemented, it would stifle research into potentially life-saving therapies.

Read the full article at DC Journal

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