Keeping Medicines Within Reach

Savings for Patients and the Health System SAFEEFFECTIVEAFFORDABLE 

The Association for Accessible Medicines, formerly the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, improves access to safe, quality, effective medicine. Better access to medicine is relevant to everybody because, after all, we’re all patients at some point.

Health is the foundation for everything in life. Healthy people are better able to reach their full potential. Generics and biosimilars help more people in more places live healthier and longer.

  • Driving down the costs of existing drugs and developing new ones means people can afford the medicines they need.
  • Increasing competition means payers and patients have a choice in the marketplace.
  • Working to get safe, effective, and more affordable medicines out of the lab and into the hands of the people who need them is a goal that touches not just individuals and families, but the overall economy, and the entire nation.

As manufacturers of 9 out of every 10 prescriptions dispensed in the U.S., members of the Association for Accessible Medicines form an integral, and powerful, part of the healthcare system.

Patient Stories

We measure our success as an industry by the lives we impact. Our team works to protect the low cost of current drugs and to drive down the cost of developing new ones, expanding access to as many people as possible. When patients can afford safe, quality medicines, not only do their health outcomes improve, but they gain peace of mind and the resources to enrich other parts of their lives.