US Drug Pricing Bill’s Prospects Will Be Shaped By Whether Public Worries More About Access Than Cost
HR 3 has been re-introduced, and some provisions may be attached to the White House’s infrastructure bill, but the government price negotiation system envisioned by the bill may fail – if industry can convince Congress to focus on access to medicines, not their cost.
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A Presidential Punt On Drug Pricing
White House confirms that it will not be pushing major drug pricing provisions to help pay for its next multi-trillion dollar legislative proposal. That sounds like good news for industry – but don’t pop the champagne just yet.
PhRMA’s ‘Better Way:’ Remember COVID Success, Tweak Part B, And Bash HR 3
Trade group’s new agenda offers few original solutions to tackle US drug costs, relying on old standbys and reminders of what medical innovation might be lost if industry is financially targeted by policy makers with a strong nod to drug manufacturers role the current pandemic.
Will Pharma End Up Paying For The Infrastructure Bill?
Or can industry thread the donut hole and prevent government price negotiations from becoming a part of the legislative tsunami?