Arizona Governor Makes Moves to Blunt Pharma Industry on Medicaid

NPR report that Arizona Governor Doug Dacey is making changes to the state’s Medicaid program including adding new transparency rules and removing a doctor on a state committee.  Ducey asked that Dr. Mohamed Ramadan to leave his volunteer post on a state committee.  Apparently, Ramadan had received more than $700,000 in perks and payments from drug markers over the past four and a half years.  The committee that Ramadan belonged to decided which drugs should be preferred for Medicaid patients first reported by the Arizona Republic.

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