The Prescription Justice Pledge on Drug Prices in America
We are giving members of Congress, the President, and people running for office, the opportunity to state their positions on the Prescription Justice policy platform in support of the following. Click here to go on the record now:
Recognizingthat drug prices are a public health crisis;
Ending the banthat prevents Medicare from negotiating lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies;
Making reverse payment arrangements between brand and generic companies illegal, also known as "pay-for-delay";
Passing the Creates Act so that generic drug companies can get the chemical samples they need to create a generic;
Ending "evergreening" practices, in which drug companies tweak the original drug to extend the patent;
Using trade agreements to improve not hinder generic drug availability, with a focus on getting biosimilars to market faster;
Legalizing the importation of lower-cost medicationfrom Canada and other countries with similarly strict pharmaceutical regulations; and
Using reasonable, commonsense and compassionate FDA enforcement discretion to permit individuals to import small quantities of affordable medication to fill prescriptions.
Prescription Justice will use this questionnaire to give members of Congress extra credit on their grades and we will announce their position and those of other people running for office on our blog. We encourage members of Congress and candidates to make statements in the comments section.
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