TITLE

Missing info hampers state Web sites comparing drug prices

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2008, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the study "State Prescription Drug Price Web Sites: How Useful to Consumers?," released by the Center for Studying Health System Change. According to the study, extensive gaps in price information seriously hamper the effectiveness of state drug price comparison Web sites. As of late 2007, 10 states in the U.S. had Web sites providing prescription drug prices available at retail pharmacies. All but one of the states use Medicaid pharmacy claims data, which often contain usual and customary price information.
ACCESSION #
31488508

 

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