Designing a State Prescription Drug Benefit: Strategies to Control Costs

fis16_240x240As prescription drug costs continue to dominate the headlines, this seminar discusses what strategies states can use to control costs. Leading experts from across the country also describe how several states have designed prescription drug programs. Learn about the experiences of 14 states that had programs in place in August of 2000 as well as new programs that are emerging in several other states. The U.S. General Accounting Office also provides an update on the proposals that Congress is considering.

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What Strategies Can States Use to Control Costs and How Effective Are They?

by David Kreling
Professor of Pharm. Admin. at the Sonderegger Research Center for Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The Experience of the 14 State Providing Drug Benefits in 1999

by John Hansen
Assistant Director of Health Care Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office

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Emerging State Efforts to Provide Affordable Drugs: A Range of Options

by Stephen Schondelmeyer
Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics and Director of the PRIME Institute, University of Minnesota

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