When people have the foundation of health, they’re able to do more, be more and reach their potential. Just ask Raeanne, a 33-year-old single mother of three in New York City.
I take generic medications for asthma,she explains.I don’t have a lot of time or money to spare, so I tell the doctors to just give me the generic because they work the same, and it’s way less than half the cost of the brand name. I’ve been able to use the savings to go back to school.
Despite recent efforts to increase the approval timelines of complex generics—for example, drug-device combination inhalers to treat and control asthma—these products are often slow to gain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, delaying patient access and savings.
View Raeanne and other patient stories in the 2021 Voices of Access report.
By Erica Klinger, Senior Director, Marketing
Published on May 10, 2021