US Defends Pharmacy Price Caps For Vets To DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (June 18, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to uphold the government's authority to impose price controls on drugmakers for drugs covered under the military's Tricare health care program that beneficiaries purchase from retail pharmacies, despite protests by a government contractor trade group.

The DOD said the price rules, which were first implemented in 2008 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and later revised, is an extension of previous congressional mandates that cap the prices certain government agencies can pay drug...
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