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Drop in Price for Anti-Inflammatory Meloxicam Could Impact Medicare Set-Asides

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 774 | 0 | 77 min read

A huge drop in price for one of the most commonly used drugs in workers’ compensation systems could result in big savings on Medicare set-asides and continue a trend away from opioid prescriptions, industry experts said. The cost of Meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication often used to treat osteoarthritic pain, has fallen to just 5 cents per pill, according to Tower MSA, a Florida-based company that specializes in set-asides. Meloxicam previously was priced at $2.78 per pill for 7.5 milligrams and $4.25 per pill for 15 milligrams. It’s the drug’s f...

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