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PCMA: New Analysis Shows Alabama Can Reduce Medicaid Pharmacy Waste by $513 Million
Date:9/13/2013

A, so-called “Any Willing Pharmacy” laws reduce the bargaining power of health plans to negotiate lower prices and make it more difficult to detect drugstores suspected of fraud.

Policymakers should also avoid giving monopoly power to politically connected drugstores. According to NCPA, a recent legislative proposal in Alabama “would have restricted Alabama’s Medicaid drug management to only one firm - a cooperative owned by member pharmacies. Placing control over Alabama’s Medicaid drug program in the hands of the pharmacies that provide Medicaid enrollees’ drugs would not save the state money.”

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