WASHINGTON DC (June 22, 2018) —The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) is pleased to announce the addition of two 2018 Associate Members:
- Capsugel, a Lonza Company
Associate Members are entities allied with the interests, needs and policy positions of the generic pharmaceutical industry. Associate Members include, but are not limited to, generic distributors, health insurance providers, pharmacy benefit managers/administrators, consultants, retail pharmacy entities, laboratories, pharmaceutical brokers and other supporting products or service organizations.
Generic drugs saved the U.S. health system $253 billion in 2016, according to the Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report compiled by IQVIA on behalf of AAM.
A complete list of 2018 AAM Associate Members can be found here.
AAM is driven by the belief that access to safe, quality, effective medicine has a tremendous impact on a person’s life and the world around them. Generic and biosimilar medicines improve people’s lives, improving society and the economy in turn. AAM represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, manufacturers and distributors of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic industry. Generic pharmaceuticals are 90 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. but only 23 percent of total drug spending.
About the Biosimilars Council
The Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), works to ensure a positive environment for patient access to biosimilar medicines. The Biosimilars Council is a leading source for information about the safety and efficacy of more affordable alternatives to costly brand biologic medicines. Areas of focus include public and health expert education, strategic partnerships, government affairs, legal affairs and regulatory policy. More information is available at www.biosimilarscouncil.org.