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Intellectual Property & Patent Reform

AAM opposes abuses of the patent system by brand-name drug companies, and we advocate for patent reform that lends itself to timely patient access to safe, effective and more-affordable medicines for patients in the United States.

AAM: Congress Should Reject Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2019) —Generic and biosimilar manufacturers rely on FDA approval to operate their businesses—but the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act requires that to get it, they must surrender their right to question the validity of suspect drug patents. The Administration and Congress have been vocal about enhancing generic and biosimilar competition to lower prescription drug prices.

AAM Files Brief to Oppose Pharmaceutical Company Abuse of the Patent System

WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2018) –AAM filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit calling on the court to reject gamesmanship of the patent system which keeps prescription drug prices high for patients. In this case, Allergan Inc. has transferred its patents to the St. Regis Mohawk Native American Tribe with the intent to use the tribe’s sovereign immunity to evade review of the drug company’s patents. AAM is joining with a diverse range of groups, including America’s Health Insurance Plans, in opposing this abuse of the patent system.

Generic and Biosimilar Competition Is Cornerstone of President Trump’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices for American Patients

Administration’s Plan Embraces Getting More Generic and Biosimilar Medicines to Patients

WASHINGTON DC (May 11, 2018) – In President Trump’s remarks today at the White House, he made clear the essential role that generic and biosimilar medicines play in containing prescription drug costs for patients.

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