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More Generics And Negotiating Leverage Could Slow Medicare Drug Spending
National Public Radio

Congress should move to slow spending in Medicare’s drug benefit by adopting a package of changes that could save billions of dollars, but that would also add costs for insurers and have mixed effects on enrollees, an independent advisory commission said Wednesday.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission warned in its June report to Congress that rising drug costs and other factors helped drive Medicare Part D spending up nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2014.

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