A Legislative History of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Law: The Drug Industry and the Crusade of Senator David Pryor
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CitationA Legislative History of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Law: The Drug Industry and the Crusade of Senator David Pryor (2004 Third Year Paper)
AbstractThe Medicaid Prescription Drug Rebate Program was enacted in 1990, granting the Medicaid program â€œmost-favored customerâ€ status and requiring drug manufacturers sell their drugs to Medicaid at the â€œbest priceâ€ available to any other purchaser. Although drug rebates remain an integral part of Medicaid today, the programâ€™s legislative history is largely unexamined. This paper reveals the political story behind the law, focusing on the dynamic between Senator David Pryor (D-Ark.) and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the trade group representing name-brand drug products.
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