PioneerHealth explores market-based reforms to rein in the cost and improve the quality of care in Massachusetts. Our healthcare research is focused on state and federal health care reform, Medicaid, and cost containment.
Study: Massachusetts Should Join 45 States and Allow Prescribers to Dispense Medications
A Pioneer Institute study shows that middlemen—commercial pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers—add substantial costs over wholesale prices. Allowing prescribers to dispense routine drugs would save consumers money without compromising safety.