Ethical considerations in the coverage of ‘lifestyle’ drugs

  • Dilesh Doshi
Newsletter Article


O ne of the most difficult challenges that policy-makers will face in the next 10 years is tackling the ethical considerations involved in the coverage of so-called ‘lifestyle’ drugs. Should health plans provide coverage for such drugs? If so, should limits be set? And will limits jeopardise physician-patient relationships? At the sixth annual Drug Information Association symposium on Quality of Life Evaluation [ Hilton Head, South Carolina, US; March 1999 ], Dr James Sabin shared his experience in establishing coverage policies and provided some answers to these questions. *


Health Plan Public Disclosure Drug Coverage Coverage Policy Harvard Pilgrim Health 
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