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      We'd like to thank Hillelsohn et al. for recognizing the importance of scientifically evaluating the financial and administrative burden of prior authorizations, and we agree with their assessment that ongoing research and cooperation amongst the stakeholders is required. With a growing consensus amongst medical professional organizations, significant advocacy efforts have been instrumental in pushing forward reform at both the State and National level.
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