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.

Real Clear Health: Consumers Deserve More Transparency from High Drug Prices

As the new legislative session begins, Congress should demand increased transparency, require flow-through of manufacturer rebates to lower consumer prices, prohibit clawbacks, and consider giving federal agencies expanded oversight responsibilities to monitor PBMs’ practices. This op-ed explains why.

Coalition Sends Letter to FDA: Foster Biosimilar Competition and Reduce Costs

A group of 29 nonprofit organizations filed a letter with the FDA calling on them to foster the development of a robust biosimilars market, which would ultimately reduce prescription drug costs and provide patients with access to more affordable therapies. The letter is available online.