Getting to the true pharmacy drug acquisition cost is not an easy task when it comes to third-party reimbursements for generic drugs. States for over a decade have used the average wholesale price (AWP), a price published by drug manufacturers, to determine reimbursements to retail pharmacies. However, AWP is thought to be faulty and not reflective of the true acquisition cost. In an effort to cut costs on reimbursements on Medicaid, Alabama and Oregon have turned to average ...

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