Summary: S.174 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/04/1973)

Provides, under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, that qualified drugs requiring a physician's prescription or certification shall be included among the items and service covered under the hospital insurance program for the aged at a specified amount of payment.

Establishes, within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, a Formulary Committee to compile and publish a Formulary listing the drugs deemed qualified for benefits under this Act, together with maximum allowable costs and additional information concerning such drugs. Makes provisions for selecting drugs for the Formulary.