[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 221
Citations 0
Capitol Health Call
February 10, 2015

Senate Committee on Aging Proposes Ways to Expand Generics Use

JAMA. 2015;313(6):558. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.179

A bipartisan report issued December 15 by the US Senate Special Committee on Aging outlined a series of policy recommendations aimed at increasing the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

Nearly 41 million beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Part D for the 2014 plan year, according to the report (http://1.usa.gov/1AXhxMb). Under the program, which accounts for more than 10% of total Medicare costs, private health insurers vie for Medicare beneficiaries by offering competitively priced drug coverage programs.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview