NADAC-plus: An emerging paradigm in pharmacy pricing?

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By Kevin P. Pierce, Andrea Sheldon | 14 November 2018
With increased consumer and regulatory scrutiny on drug prices, stakeholders in the pharmacy supply chain are exploring drug pricing alternatives. The cost-plus pricing method establishes drug prices based on acquisition costs plus an explicit spread or fee. This paper introduces national average drug acquisition costs (NADAC) and describes the opportunities and limitations of using NADAC as a basis for pharmacy pricing.