Drug Rebates: New Executive Order Only Addresses Part of the Problem

By Steven R. Newmark, JD, MPA

Medically reviewed by Patricia Salber MD, MBA

Drug rebates often mean consumers pay more for their prescription drugs. Manufacturers raise list prices to cover PBM rebates. Then, we pay a percentage of this higher list price.

By the time you pay your co-pay or co-insurance for your drugs, the price has already been increased by middleman rebates,(Photo Source: iStock Photo)