Missing info hampers state Web sites comparing drug prices

March 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2008, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p60
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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.


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