State Initiatives Using Purchasing Power to Achieve Drug Cost Containment

This report focuses on several state purchasing strategies designed to achieve concessions in negotiations with drug manufacturers and in other parts of the prescription drug supply chain. The highlighted strategies include intrastate actions, which combine state agencies’ purchases of drugs to improve their negotiating clout, and interstate activities, such as multi-state organizations that unite to purchase drugs for their Medicaid programs.

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Read or download a related report: Cross-Agency Strategies to Curb Health Care Costs: Leveraging State Purchasing Power This report highlights the unique approaches states across the country have taken to limit health care cost increases, ranging from limiting hospital rates increases to cross-agency collaboration to lower drug and health care costs.