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Senate Receives Rx Blueprint Plan That Reduces Spending and Increases Quality
Date:3/29/2011

ions' inmates with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. By expanding the program, the department could leverage better its use of a special federal price discount program and reduce its prescription drug costs by $7.2 million.
  • Choose a single vendor through a competitive bidding process instead of having the state continue to use five different pharmacy benefit managers for various pharmacy health programs either directly or through managed care.
  • Promote more effectively the use in state programs of generic drugs, which are significantly less expensive than brand-name drugs.

  • Currently, the state of Florida spends more than $1.5 billion on pharmaceuticals. These expenses are incurred by at least seven state agencies with a multitude of programs. A constant theme of the report is a lack of coordination among state departments, a lack of transparency and lack of value-based contracting.

    The Florida Senate commissioned the Rx Blueprint report. A full copy is available at: www.ps2healthcare.org.

     


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