'Rigged' Rx setup is claim of FDA

Cheaper options blocked, it asserts

Posted: March 8, 2018 at 2:02 a.m.

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb listens during an interview with The Associated Press in New York on Monday, March 5, 2018.

A "rigged payment scheme" among drug plans, insurers and pharmaceutical companies has blocked access to less-expensive versions of some of the most costly drugs in the United States, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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