Government's Role In Promoting Generic Drug Use For Medicare

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"Increasing Generic Drug Use in Medicare Part D: The Role of Government," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: For the report, Senate Special Committee on Aging Chair Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and William Shrank of Brigham and Women's Hospitaldiscuss policy options that would help increase generic drug use anddecrease costs for the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Kohl andShrank call for an "open dialogue" about federal prescription drugprice negotiations, a simplified marketplace and outreach to educatephysicians and seniors about generic drug use (Kohl/Shrank, JAGS, July 2007).

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