Want Lower Drug Costs? Increase Generic Competition

The list price of prescription drugs has already risen this year an average of 4.5%, with most of the increases coming from drugs that do not have a generic alternative. These price increases impose a greater burden on the 25% of Americans who already struggle to afford their medicines. The Kaiser Family Foundation found in […]

Inside Sources: Biden Administration Should Continue Closing PBM Loopholes

Now that the new administration has taken over, a lot of attention surrounds what President Biden plans for the future of health care in America. One especially important issue to consumers is that of prescription drug prices, and what the new President can do to bring them down… To continue reading, visit Inside Sources.

Coalition Opposes Expansion of CMS Regulations

Today, a group of 28 organizations, including ACI, sent a letter to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in opposition to proposed regulations that would demand additional rebates from drug prices, including drugs that may have applications for patients during the current COVID crisis. The letter explains the many unintended […]

Patriot News: Drug Affordability Boards Will Backfire, Harm Consumers

The coronavirus outbreak has become a worldwide emergency, and has led to serious concerns about medical shortages, including the availability of prescription drugs. While some states, including Pennsylvania, are trying to cap the price of prescription drugs, sometimes by creating so-called “affordability boards,” their policies will only lead to greater shortages and threaten public health. […]

Real Clear Policy: Are ‘Affordability Boards’ the Answer to Increasing Drug Prices?

A growing number of states are looking to set up prescription drug affordability review boards to reel in soaring prescription drug prices. In most cases, the proposed boards would allow the states to set pricing caps for certain higher-cost drugs, as well as limit price increasing by drug makers. Yet, contrary to expectations, a new […]

The Hill: Rx Middlemen Cost American Consumers Billions Each Year

It is no secret that the cost of prescription drugs is a major concern for Americans today. Around 79% of the public agree that the price of prescription medication is unreasonable. But while much attention is focused on the role of drug manufacturers, a new report details how almost half of consumer spending on brand-name […]

Drug Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — September 25, 2019

Senate Russell Office Building Featured Keynote Speaker: John Fund Topic: Escalating drug prices are generating a fierce political and policy debate. Join the American Consumer Institute on September 25th for a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss recent proposals put forth in Congress and the White House to address increasing prescription drug costs. Hear […]

Morning Consult: Importing Foreign Price Controls Is Not the Way to Lower U.S. Drug Costs

Recently, some members of Congress and officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have championed a particular strategy to address this problem: pegging U.S. drug prices to what other countries pay for the same medicines. This op-ed, published in the Morning Consult, explains why putting our drug market at the mercy of what bureaucrats […]

Inside Sources: Importing Drug Price Controls From Abroad Will Hurt American Consumers

Policymakers should reject efforts to tether U.S. drug prices to an international index. Though consumers may benefit from price reductions in the short-term, such a policy in the long run would shrink patient access to life-saving medicines, slash pharmaceutical R&D, and undermine the IP rights of American companies. This op-ed is available in Inside Sources.