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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

The government can simply make the drugs themselves title 28 of USC section 1498 gives the US government the rights to eminient domain over patents - they can, if they choose, produce the drugs ...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

Change IP Laws I don't know that anyone with power in the US government is currently advocating for this, but governments have the ability to change the laws regarding Intellectual Property. The "...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

Here is a description of how drug pricing works in the UK: The second approach for value assessment (as applied in England) is to additionally evaluate a drug’s comparative cost-effectiveness. In ...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

You wrote in your question that if there were a lower cost alternative they'd already be buying that instead. This situation is actually the case where the health care provider has the strongest ...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies? It depends on the agency. Congress has enabled the Veterans ...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

The leverage isn't in purchasing a cheaper alternative. The leverage is by not purchasing the product at all as described here. To develop its initial offer, CMS will start with Medicare’s price for ...
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