The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in keeping Americans healthy. When it comes to drug approvals, the FDA’s scientists and regulators strive every day to keep pace with the most current advances in science so that patients can benefit from innovative, safe, and effective medicines.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2018) In its newest white paper, released today, the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) finds that generics and biosimilars continue to provide savings for patients, but that uninterrupted patient access to these affordable prescription medicines is at risk.
Patient health and well-being depends on the uninterrupted availability of lower-cost generic and biosimilar medicines. Moreover, as patients live longer the importance of a robust and sustainable generic and biosimilar medicines industry becomes only that much more important. Policymakers must act quickly to ensure continued saving and market-based competition, as well as prevent shortages, for future availability of affordable medicines. This requires:
• Enactment of the CREATES Act to prevent regulatory shenanigans;