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CMS proposes giving Part D plans greater negotiating power with drug manufacturers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering implementing a policy to ensure enrollees pay the lowest possible price for a prescription drug at the pharmacy counter, after taking into account back-end payments from pharmacies to plans. The policy is being proposed for an as yet-set plan year, but as early as 2020. It… Read More »

Fearful of swine fever, France plans fence on Belgian border

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – France will start putting up fencing along part of its border with Belgium this weekend to prevent wild boars spreading African swine fever, a virulent livestock disease that could disrupt Europe’s large pig industry. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen standing in a pen at a farm near Brussels, Belgium September 18,… Read More »