Tricare Price Caps Unfair To Pharma Cos., DC Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A government contractor trade group claimed to a D.C. Circuit panel on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Defense retroactively applied harsh pricing and participation standards on drugmakers without signing new contracts under the military's Tricare health program, in violation of its congressionally mandated authority.

According to the Coalition for Common Sense in Government Procurement, the DOD imposed involuntary pricing controls on pharmaceutical companies with the threat that if they didn't abide by the new standards, they wouldn't be able to sell their products to any...
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