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Hospitals and Insurers Experiment with Cancer Drugs Purchase Alliance

In an effort to curb spending on expensive hospital drugs, Dutch hospitals and insurance companies will launch a pilot project in 2018 to jointly buy cancer drugs. The alliance aims to give payers and providers a stronger position when negotiating prices with pharmaceutical companies, thereby cutting costs. The pilot project will focus on leukemia medications, which cost the Dutch health care system €30 million each year.

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