January 14, 2005
Georgia Medicaid Program Saves $20 Million by Controlling Use of Anti-Ulcer Drugs
The Georgia Medicaid program reduced its prescription-drug costs by $20.6 million over a one-year period by requiring enrollees to get permission before filling prescriptions for anti-ulcer medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The savings were reported in a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care by researchers at Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefit manager serving the Georgia Medicaid program.
Posted by Tom Troceen