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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Six Ulcer Treatment Drugs Reimbursed Under the Virginia Medicaid Prescription Drug Program," (A-06-92-00009)

August 17, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.08 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report points out that the State agency did not have any restrictions pertaining to the manufacturers' recommended dosages for ulcer treatment drugs. About $1.05 million (Federal share) in cost savings could have been realized for Calendar Year 1990 had the State agency limited payment for these drugs to the amount needed to pay for the manufacturers' recommended dosages. The State agency advised they were considering development of an on-line point of sale capability that could restrict this inappropriate prescribing.