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Cuomo New Budget / Health - Negotiate HIV & HCV Drug Rebates
 
 
  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/03/8565051/leaders-agree-some-health-items-capital-funding-unsettled
 
--The budget would also allow the state's health commissioner to negotiate rebates directly with pharmaceutical companies for certain kinds of drugs, including HIV/AIDS drugs and Hepatitis C drug classes. A number of new, highly effective therapies to treat both Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in recent years, but their extraordinary costs have raised questions about states' ability to pay the sticker price.
 
 
 
 
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