The Trump administration finally has one good idea to lower drug prices image

Vox, July 20, 2018
by Dylan Scott, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)


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Right now, in the above circumstances and when there isn’t an actual drug shortage, “we don’t have a good policy solution,” Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner, told me Thursday in a brief phone interview.

The policy would be applied in limited circumstances — only for generic drugs and only temporarily, it appears — and could therefore have only a limited effect, but experts still say it’s a good idea.

“I think this is a smart move for the administration,” Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who has generally been unimpressed by what the Trump administration has proposed on drug prices, told me.


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