What makes a drug fall into the “specialty” drug category is a combination of several factors. First, they tend to be very expensive. This is because they were recently approved, meaning they are under an active patent with no generic or biosimilar version available.
The Inflation Reduction Bill passed the House last November (2021) then it hit the Senate and stalled. After a long pause and some wheeling and dealing, it squeaked by in the Senate on August 7th. Then, it flew back through the House on Friday the 12th and now, will be signed by the President in the coming days. Now that it has passed the legislature, here is what you need to know about how the Inflation Reduction Bill will impact healthcare:
In a recent guest essay in the New York Times entitled, “What’s Wrong With Health Insurance? Deductibles Are Ridiculous, for Starters” by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, what I found the most interesting was the comment section.
And, we are waiting…
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