Tag: outpatient drug benefit

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

Novel Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Incur High Costs in Medicare

Switching Medicare beneficiaries who have type 2 diabetes to one of the novel glucose-lowering medications could dramatically raise their out-of-pocket costs, thereby potentially hindering adherence,...

Nine US States Cap Insulin Cost, but Activists Will ‘Fight Harder’

Nine US states have passed laws aimed at making insulin more affordable — and more than 30 are considering such legislation — but they all...

Opioid Use Reduced by 20%, but What About Patients With Cancer?

Regulations to curb opioid abuse might be blocking legitimate access by cancer patients who need opioids for pain, according to a review of Medicare prescription...

Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Aimed at Cutting Drug Prices

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday signed four executive orders for lowering drug prices, including seeking changes to the business of middlemen in the...