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Conflict policies vary for Medicaid drug panels: study
Modern Healthcare

Some state policies may not protect Medicaid drug selection decisions against conflicts of interests and industry influence, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study’s authors found that conflict-of-interest policies vary among the state committees that make decisions about what drugs are included on a state’s formulary. Thirty-three percent of the states had written policies, while seven states did not address conflicts of interest at all in their drug-selection policy documents.