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. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/NAFTA-Obstacles-blog
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:
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.”
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.
WASHINGTON DC (November 14, 2018) – Republican and Democratic voters agree. Americans do not want the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) to raise drug prices or decrease competition from more affordable generic or biosimilar medicines.
Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs continues to be a top health care priority for the public. On October 1, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a proposed agreement with Canada and Mexico to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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.
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.
WASHINGTON DC (October 1, 2018) – AAM is extremely concerned that the proposed US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will provide a windfall for brand-name drug manufacturers and raise prescription drug prices for patients in the United States.