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State eases restrictions on hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid participants

The state signed off last week on policy changes making it easier for Medicaid participants to receive drugs that treat hepatitis C. Advocacy groups accused the state of “rationing” the antiviral drugs that can cure the disease by preventing Medicaid participants from receiving treatment until the late stages of the disease. “[This] new policy will […]

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Trump promotes drug plan, blasts ‘Medicare for All’ at southern Illinois rally

President Donald Trump promoted his efforts to bring down drug prices and blasted Democratic plans for single payer healthcare at a campaign rally Saturday in southern Illinois. Under Trump’s latest proposal, Medicare payments for drugs would shift to a level based on international prices. Previous plans from the administration have also focused on pharmacy benefit […]

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