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Policy Workshop on Formularies and Medicare

Policy Workshop on Drug Formularies and Medicare

The Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a March 14, 2005 policy workshop on the use of drug formularies in the private sector and their potential implications for beneficiaries under the new Medicare drug benefit, set to go into effect January 1, 2006. The workshop involved an expert panel, including perspectives from a health plan, a pharmacy benefits manager, a physician, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and policy experts.

Agenda (.pdf)

Webcast and Transcript

Presentation (.pdf)

Speaker Biographies (.pdf)

Resource List

In connection with today’s workshop, the Foundation also released a number of new and updated reports and other resources.