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The new payment method, as the average sales price system is known reimbursed doctors covered for drugs under Part B, the intravenous medications that are generally not by the patients themselves can be administered. Include Under the current system, Medicare Part B reimbursed doctors for such drugs on the average wholesale price of pharmaceutical companies were reported. Critics say that under this system, physicians paid lower market prices the the drugs, and then the difference was due to higher reimbursements. In an effort to solve the problem, including the legislature in the 2003 Medicare law two changes to the system.2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. President Bush on his visit that week South the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Brazil should demand that the legislation spiritual the respect property of, a former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kenneth Adelman writes a the Miami Herald regard to the opinion pieces. ‘Brazil is a prominent member of the ‘axis of IP evil ‘ ‘because it is one of countries that ‘disobey flagrantly[ DC] intellectual property rights ‘in their efforts a generic generic versions of patented of antiretroviral drugs said Adelman (Adelman was, the Miami Herald, the government of Brazil in March of threatening to pause patents of four antiretroviral – Merck’s of efavirenz, Abbott Laboratories, lopinavir and ritonavir, and Gilead tenofovir – when drug manufacturers disagreed country the country to produce generic or buy they on reduced prices (Kaiser Daily HIV / AIDS Reports, last month, Brazilian a deal with Abbott, e-mail per – pill cost of lopinavir, also announced as Kaletra oral, of $ 1.17 will decrease order 63 cents and protected the drug patents.

Former U.S. Ambassador to case Brazil urge Intellectual Property Rights respecting on anti-retroviral drugs, opinion of said Each.