AAM's Karin Hessler Provides an Inside Look at the GRx+Biosims 2019 Legal Track

Karin Hessler, Assistant General Counsel at the Association for Accessible Medicines, urges attendees to add their voice to the discussion at the one essential generic and biosimilar conference of the year: GRx+Biosims 2019, November 4—6 in Bethesda, MD.

The conference legal track:

The House Has Spoken – It’s Time to Fix USMCA’s Pharmaceutical Provisions

In a letter given to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today, 102 members of the House of Representatives expressed strong concern that the pharmaceutical provisions included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – NAFTA 2.0 – could increase prices for medicines in the United States, while limiting the ability of Congress to lessen pharmaceutical monopoly rights.

Highlights from the NAFTA 2.0 Congressional Briefing: The May 10 Amendments

On May 10, 2019, the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) hosted a briefing for congressional staff and other stakeholders on the twelfth anniversary of the May 10 Agreement, the bipartisan agreement to reopen the Colombia, Panama, Peru and South Korea trade agreements to address labor, environment and access to medicines issues.

The USMCA Will Keep Drug Prices Out of Reach for Patients, But Congress Can Fix It

The USMCA Creates New Barriers, Delays Patient Access to Affordable Medicines — Especially Biosimilars.

The Agreement would delay U.S. patient access to competition from low-cost, high-quality generic and biosimilar medicines, and fails to include strong incentives for their approval and uptake. 

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NAFTA 2.0: Obstacles to More Affordable Medicines

NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) will keep drug prices out of reach for American patients.

Patients in the U.S. are already confronted by the world’s longest climb to affordable biosimilar medicines. NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) will eliminate easier routes and keeps drug prices out of reach for American patients.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the update to the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), contains provisions that will: 

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