Better generics utilization saves Wash. Medicaid $28M annually

10/26/2011 | Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

Eighty-two percent of the drugs prescribed to Washington's Medicaid beneficiaries are generic, saving the state at least $28 million a year, state officials say. The state's Generics First initiative disseminated more information about generics' costs and efficacy to heavy prescribers of brand-name drugs, about 80% of whom changed prescribing practices after receiving the information.

View Full Article in:

Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

Published in Brief: