Volume 85 Issue 10 | pp. 48-49
Issue Date: March 5, 2007

Boosting Generics

Congress targets high drug prices
Department: Government & Policy

IN A BID TO LOWER health care costs for consumers and insurers, Congress is pushing legislation to expand and speed up the availability of generic drugs, including less expensive versions of boutique biotechnology-based medicines used to treat heart disease and other serious conditions.

Bills introduced in the House and Senate on Feb. 14 would empower the Food & Drug Administration to approve generic counterparts to biotech drugs without requiring the generics manufacturers to repeat . . .

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