American Medical Association Seeks Inclusion of Drug Prices in DTC Ads

June 9 – FiercePharma reports “AMA aims at DTC ads again, this time to push inclusion of drug prices…Physicians attending the AMA annual conference in Chicago this weekend will again turn their attention to DTC ads with a new proposal to push drugmakers to list retail pricing, much like automakers do…Resolution 236 was introduced by New England medical societies from Connecticut,…

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Breaking Down Complex Generics

Breaking Down Complex Generics

What are Complex Generics? Complex generics are those that are inherently difficult to duplicate, reviewed by CDER – OGD (not CBER) using 505(j) Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs), are generally off-patent and represent markets with higher barriers to entry. According to Robert Lionberger, Ph.D. of OGD, Complex generics may be characterized by the following:[1] Complex…

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White House Suggests Medicare Rebate Mandates Similar to Those of Medicaid

May 15, FiercePharma reported “White House budget director suggests rebate mandates for Medicare to cut drug prices.” The story states in part that “The industry’s response was immediate and definitive in its opposition. “Any type of government price-setting in Medicare Part D would limit access to needed medicines and increase costs for beneficiaries,” PhRMA spokeswoman…

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