Dissecting PhRMA’s Opposition to H.R. 3 Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
Dr. Peter Bach responds to PhRMA’s strong stance in opposition to H.R. 3 Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. The bill proposes to allow Medicare to negotiate the price of selected drugs using 120% of international reference price as the payment upper limit of negotiation. PhRMA neglects to address the pharmaceutical market as a global market in widely circulated talking points, and a deeper analysis proves claims made from the data to be misleading.
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