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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: 

Jonathan Kimball Joins AAM as Vice President, Trade and International Affairs

WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2019) – Jonathan Kimball joins the Association for Accessible Medicines as Vice President, Trade and International Affairs, effective today.

“Jonathan will bring a wealth of government and industry advocacy experience to an area of increasing importance to AAM and our members,” said Jeff Francer, AAM’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “We are extremely lucky to have him on our team.”

AAM Statement on Signing of USMCA by President

WASHINGTON, DC (November 30, 2018) – AAM is extremely concerned that the USMCA, if left in its current form, will decrease prescription drug competition, inevitably leading to increased drug prices in the United States. This will harm American patients, job creators, workers and taxpayers. Furthermore, several provisions within the agreement are inconsistent with U.S. law and, if left unchanged, could lead to inappropriate changes in U.S.

Op-Ed: The New NAFTA Could Thwart President's Promise to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

President Trump has declared lowering our nation’s drug costs a high priority. But his renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, which has now been rebranded by Trump as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will actually prevent him from reducing the exorbitant costs of prescription drugs for America’s patients.

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