Rebates: Do They Affect Generic Sales?
Magill-Lewis, Jillene, Drug Topics
Rebates have been in the news lately, most notably associated with pharmacy benefit managers. The U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia is concerned rebates may actually be kickbacks and is investigating the issue. Overall, said Perry Cohen, Pharm.D., who provides consulting services to managed care organizations through his company, The Pharmacy Group, LLC, PBMs have done a good job managing costs, but the rebates are coming under question.
How rebates work
While advertising and detailing are aimed at prescribers and consumers to drive prescription volume, "rebates are offered to purchasers," said Debi Reissman, Pharm.D., president of Rxperts in Irvine, Calif. Just like …
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