Will Healthcare Reform Pay Off?

Melnick, Jordan
September 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Sep2009, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p14
The article reports on the impact of the plan of the U.S. government to implement health care reform to the pharmaceutical industry. It reveals that the proposal of legislators for insurers to offer insurance coverage to everyone will help increase sales of prescription drugs. However, recommendations of launching generic drugs, implementing comparative-effectiveness research (CER) and Medicare rebates will pose challenges to the industry. INSET: Presidential Priority.


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