WC stakeholders concerned about repackaged drugs
Dispensing medications directly from physicians' offices is becoming a trend in many states.
Repackaging drugs is the practice of breaking up a large quantity of manufactured drugs and repackaging those drugs into smaller quantities, then assigning a new National Drug Code, explains the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. "This means if an original manufacturer produces a pill and sets a price for $0.50 per pill, the repackager can simply repackage and relabel with a new NDC number and can set a new average wholesale price. The charge for that $0.50 pill can exponentially increase."
August 27, 2012
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