Thursday, May 10, 2007
BLOGSCAN - Physicians Get Rebates for Anti-Anemia Drugs
Several bloggers took up the issue of rebates offered to physicians for the intravenous administration of anti-anemia drugs. GoozNews suggested such payments amounted to illegal kickbacks. On Pharmalot, they were called bribes. If nothing else, such rebates strengthen the arguments that Medicare grossly overpays for such drugs, another glaring example of wooden-headed reimbursement. See also brief comments on the Health Care Blog, PharmaGossip, and the WSJ Health Blog.