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November 8, 2018

The CMS proposed that drug manufacturers be required to disclose the list prices of drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid in TV ads. In particular, manufacturers would have to include a product’s monthly wholesale price or the cost for a typical course of treatment if it is greater than $35 for 30 days. TV ads would also need to include a statement explaining that patients with health insurance may pay a different amount since list prices are typically used as a starting point for rebate and discount negotiations.