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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Insurers Pay Big Markups as Doctors Dispense Drugs


“The number of doctors nationwide who dispense drugs in their office is not known and the practice is prevalent only in states where workers’ compensation rules allow for large markups. . . .

Both Dr. Zimmerman and physicians who sell drugs also said the workers’ compensation system was so bureaucratic and complex that an injured employee could wait days before getting a needed medication through a pharmacy.” (New York Times)

Health insurance reform begs the question of how everything gets so expensive to begin with.

FEE Timely Classic

Health Care and Radical Monopoly” by Kevin Carson