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Changing Medicare incentives for the drugs doctors provide; Is this a good idea?

Changing Medicare incentives for the drugs doctors provide; Is this a good idea? Change is hard, especially since the drug companies and doctors have had a free ride with the pricing of the drugs they provide  for chemo and other treatments. Generally, doctors get a certain percentage of the cost of a drug, which by law is about 6 %, but it actually is just over 4%.   To get paid more, they recommend a pricier drug, or so it is thought.  In other countries, doctors routinely choose less expensive drugs and as we already know, according to the WHO, we Read More »