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Surely, an old-time, generic drug can’t value $720 — for a three-month provide?
After a detailed name with an outrageous Rx tab, host Dan Weissmann tackles the well being care value puzzle he’s been avoiding: determining prescription drug costs.
Here’s what he discovered: Your insurance coverage firm might be in cahoots with a pharmacy profit supervisor — and the negotiations that go on between them are commerce secrets and techniques. No marvel it’s so arduous to know what you’ll pay on the drugstore counter!
On Episode four of “An Arm and a Leg,” meet the behind-the-scenes negotiator that helps resolve how a lot you pay on the pharmacy counter.
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