Schaeffer Center co-directors Erin Trish and Dana Goldman argue that lawmakers are routing funds away from Medicare Part D drug reform to push through the new infrastructure bill.
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Schaeffer Initiative experts present a framework for categorizing and analyzing a wide range of proposed policy reforms for prescription drug pricing.
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