Politicians on all sides have talked about the need for drug price reform. Yet, despite the rhetoric, not a single federal law related to drug prices has passed.
It’s time to move past the empty promises and generate tangible results, Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Officer Scott Knoer argues in a Newsweek op-ed.
While there are many potential solutions to the drug price problem, let’s focus on just one simple approach that is proven to be effective – increase competition in the marketplace by:
- Passing the CREATES Act, which would allow generic versions of drugs to get to market faster after the patent protection ends.
- Speeding up the approval and use of gneric and biosimilar drugs.
Read the entire piece at Newsweek.com: HOW TO REDUCE MEDICAL DRUG PRICES AT A STROKE