Legislators plan to take aim at 'inflated' drug prices

April 1, 2002

System based on average sales price would reduce overpayments, membersof Congress sayWashington-Convinced that physicians are somehow ripping off Medicareby overcharging for prescription drugs, members of Congress are workingto find a solution. The eventual result could be restrictions on drug charges,combined with improvements in reimbursement levels for some cognitive services.