Drug costs

Jack Linehan of Epstein Becker Green Discusses Drug Coupons, Accumulators

July 09, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into The C-Suite podcast, Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein has a conversation with John "Jack" Linehan, a lawyer for Epstein Becker Green, about coupons and accumulators. Jack is an expert on drug distribution and reimbursement, and few people know as much about coupons and accumulators as he does. Peter and Jack go over some of the basics, who is advantaged and disadvantaged, and then dive into some the details on CMS regulations and how recent proposed changes to Medicaid best price rules would, if finalized, affect coupons and accumulators.

Another Consequence of COVID-19: A Worsening of Drug Shortages

June 24, 2020

Demand for medications needed for patients who were intubated or put on a ventilator led to some shortages. The CARES Act has some provisions that may help deal with long-standing causes of the drug shortages that plague U.S. healthcare.