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SHARING REBATES ON DIABETES MEDICINES COULD SAVE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES $3.7 BILLION A YEAR

 

A new study finds that passing along rebates and discounts directly to patients at the pharmacy counter could save individuals with diabetes $3.7 billion per year, or $791 per person if the full rebate is shared. Despite passing along the entire rebate to the people taking the medicines, health plans also would save $305 million a year from reductions in medical spending resulting from enhanced medication adherence related health outcomes improvements.  Improved adherence could also mean one million fewer hospital visits annually. State by state data across the U.S. are forthcoming. Find a full U.S. fact sheet on Diabetes Rebate Savings here