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Medicaid paid significantly less than Medicare for the same drugs because Medicaid requires so-called rebates from pharmaceutical firms, according to a report issued Tuesday by the HHS inspector general. The comparison focused on prices paid for the top 100 brand-name drugs and the top 100 generic drugs, based on 2009 Medicare spending.