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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.

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Posted by Tom Troceen