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Prescription Drugs

It’s time to CREATE more choices & lower drug prices

By Chip Davis, President and CEO, Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM)

Biologic drugs are pushing the boundaries of medicine, and their potential to benefit patients with unmet medical needs has never been more promising. For example, researchers are using a viral therapy to treat advanced melanoma by targeting only cancerous cells, and prompting the patient’s immune system to attack them as well.

But all too often these medicines are prohibitively expensive, creating barriers to patient access and limiting their life-saving power. In 2017 alone, spending on biologic medicines hit a record $120 billion and, in the years ahead, this will contribute to a rising percentage of overall healthcare spending. 

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