AAM All Access Podcast - Featuring AAM CEO Dan Leonard and Apotex President and CEO Jeff Watson
The Maine legislature recently passed a bill, LD 1117. Instead of targeting high drug costs in the state, LD 1117 misses the mark by zeroing in on generic medicines, which save the state, patients and taxpayers more than one billion dollars each year.
The governor of Maine, Janet Mills, has an opportunity to ensure these savings continue by vetoing LD 1117. Generic medicines are not the problem for Maine; they are the solution to high drug costs.
Maine should support market-based policies that enhance the competition necessary to meaningfully lower brand name prescription drug prices.