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Audio – Medicare chief wary of more government in the medicine cabinet

January 8, 2007

A hot topic on Capitol Hill is a new Democratic bill that would require the federal government to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical makers for the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Leslie Norwalk, acting administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, talked about the perils of such negotiations at the Reuters Regulation Summit.
    

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