Oregon wants to get out of covering drugs like Aduhelm in Medicaid



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[ MM Curator Summary]: Oregon is hoping to be subject to extreme drug costs.


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WASHINGTON — Oregon is gearing up to ask the Biden administration if its Medicaid program can avoid paying for drugs approved through a fast-track approval pathway — like Biogen’s pricey, controversial new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm.

Oregon announced this month it is planning to formally submit a request to the administration to let its state out of a law that requires Medicaid programs to cover nearly all Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs.


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