A controversial provision of the Senate HELP Committee’s Lower Health Care Costs Act would trigger an unprecedented rollback of existing law that puts patient safety at risk.
The provision, Section 207, would dismantle the quality framework that protects biologic medicine quality, ending transparency about biologic medicine quality and stifling innovation for critical and life-saving medications.
The provision would strip away the requirement that biologic medicines adhere to public quality standards – critical to building trust in medicines.
The provision would also remove independent scientific experts from the standards process and allow quality standards for these vital medications, like those that treat diabetes, cancer and autoimmune disorders, to be kept secret by the government.
Keeping these standards privately held by the government would leave physicians, pharmacists, patients and the public in the dark.
This provision is all risk with no benefit.
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Thousands of people are joining our coalition to ensure that patient needs for biologic medicines are met and that quality standards aren’t going to be kept secret. Join our coalition and let Congress know what you think.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
American Diabetes Association
American Nurses Association
Alabama Pharmacy Association
Alaska Pharmacists Association
Alliance for Aging Research
American Pharmacists Association
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Association for Accessible Medicines
Florida Pharmacy Association
Georgia Pharmacy Association
Illinois Pharmacists Association
Indiana Pharmacists Association
Iowa Pharmacy Association
Kansas Pharmacists Association
Kentucky Pharmacists Association
Maryland Pharmacists Association
Minnesota Pharmacists Association
Mississippi Pharmacists Association
Missouri Pharmacy Association
Montana Pharmacy Association
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
National Community Pharmacists Association
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
National Health Council
Nebraska Pharmacists Association
New Jersey Pharmacists Association
National Psoriasis Foundation
New Mexico Pharmacists Association
Ohio Pharmacists Association
Oklahoma Pharmacists Association
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
Rhode Island Pharmacists Association
South Carolina Pharmacy Association
South Dakota Pharmacists Association
Tennessee Pharmacists Association
Virginia Pharmacists Association
Washington State Pharmacy Association
Wyoming Pharmacy Association