Texas: HIV, AIDS Drug Program Seeks to Hold on Amid Shortfall
June 28, 2011
Texas officials said Friday they are exploring various responses to a projected $19.2 million shortfall in the state AIDS Drug Assistance Program. One option would be closing ADAP to new patients, but no decisions have been made, Dr. Adolfo Valadez, assistant commissioner of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), said at the meeting of the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee.
Other steps under consideration include asking drug companies for discounts or dropping coverage for more expensive drugs. A subcommittee to be formed after July 4 will be tasked with developing cost-containment suggestions.
06.25.2011; Mary Ann Roser
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