November 29th, 2011

Drug coupons are bargain for manufacturers, not patients, says trade group

By Robert Joiner
St. Louis Beacon

Like the makers of brand-name grocery items, some drug manufacturers offer coupons in connection with the purchase of their products. The pharmaceutical industry and major drug companies, such as Pfizer, defend coupons and other discounts as a way to make some drugs more affordable to consumers. But the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association argued in a recent report that the savings aren’t a good deal for taxpayers in the long run.

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