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Drug plan hit with backlash
The Hill

The Obama administration’s aggressive move to rein in the cost of prescription drugs in Medicare has triggered a backlash, with some advocates warning the plan goes too far.

The administration is pursuing a pilot program that could squeeze the margins for doctors that prescribe high-cost drugs, potentially saving the government billions of dollars in the process. It’s the first step of a model from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that could be finalized as early as next month. The stark shift in doctor payments is slated to go into effect in some parts of the country this summer.