Drugmakers offer discounts to compete with tiered drug plans

09/20/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Some drugmakers, including Sepracor and Sanofi-Aventis, are offering discounts and rebates for some brand-name medicines as insurers and employers increasingly switch to pharmacy-benefit plans that charge the lowest co-payments. Consumer advocates and medical experts said patients can save even more by switching to generic drugs, which are as effective as their brand-name counterparts.

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