The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking for comments on the Safe Harbor that allows Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) to conduct business with kickbacks. GPOs are middlemen that control the hospital supply chain. Their excessive administrative fees drive up the cost of drugs and supplies in hospitals.
This change will eliminate the ability of GPOs to hide behind the Safe Harbor and will increase quality healthcare access and choice, increase competition and innovation, and most importantly, lower costs in the hospital supply chain, particularly for Medicare beneficiaries.
The federal government wants to hear from physicians and patients before February 15, 2022, and we ask that you act now to leave a comment.
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Organizations that supply medicines to large groups should not get kick-backs from the manufactures as they also receive a fee for the service they provide. All phases in the services they provide should made public to help keep these fair for the patients who need these essential products
As a 78 year old American , I would like to see our politicians devote more time, concern and effort on behalf of their fellow Americans rather then major cash contributors!
70 year old woman!!
Get rid of anything that raises the price of my medicine, doctors’ fees, medical equipment, etc.
Put the power in the peoples control not these faceless organizations who only care about their bottom line
Costs need to come down!
Stop GPO kickbacks. Raising money on the backs of those needing meds is another form of slavery.
Pharmaceutical Companies have Way Too Much Power.
Mass Production of prescription meds does not produce better health care, as the Human Body is not a prefabricated machine and one side does not fit all.
It’s time to make Congress and Cabinet departments work to help the voters, not to enable middlemen to steal wealth.
This needs to be done. I am diabetic and cannot get the drugs that would work best for me because of cost.
Definitely need to get this done!! Drug prices are obnoxious.
They should indeed be disbanded so drug prices will go down! What kind if bullschiff is this!
Kickbacks are defined as “illegal, bribery, unethical”….. Of course they should NOT be allowed. And “safe harbor” is for protection usually from liability not to increase one’s profitability.
Why not just move forward without any hesitation????
Medicine quit using leaches a long time ago so why are these people and these practices still around?
ABSOLUTELY I agree with getting rid of kickbacks for GPO’s. How does this kind of thing ever get started anyway? Total greed on certain people’s parts for sure! This makes zero sense to allow kickbacks of any kind!! Especially when it comes to ANYTHING having to do with government!!!!
As a physician, I am not allowed to receive or give kickbacks. Why should these GPO’s be the exception? I would expect significant savings for everyone if this practice is stopped.
It is always about money. The pharmacy industry is as corrupt as the government
Will this affect GoodRX?
Yes drugs r too expensive, specially for senior citizens. Stop making money on us. Yet u give illegals everything free.
Absolutely cut out the middle man and put a cap on the price the thieving pharmaceutical companies charge. Create penalties for manufacturers that don’t follow new rules put in place.Nothing will happen to help the American people though because this administration would rather help illegals before united states citizens.