Trump unveils prescription drugs plan

12 May, 2018, 04:29 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland Ohio U.S. May

Mature government authorities on Thursday advised reporters that the policy, dubbed "American sufferers initially", will boost competition in the drug market place and make incentives for suppliers to lower list prices while turning aspects of Medicare to test to lessen prices to patients. "At the same time, it is not clear at all how they are going to lower list prices".

President Donald Trump unveils his plan to lower the cost of prescription drug prices.

Require Medicare Part D drug plans to share a minimum portion of drug rebates with patients.

Drugmakers generally can charge as much as the market will bear because the USA government doesn't regulate medicine prices, unlike most other countries.

The plan, like the budget, also proposes limiting price increases Medicare would pay to the rate of inflation and changing some rules around generic drug approvals to prevent companies from blocking new generic competition.

Healthcare experts said Trump's plan sounded like rhetoric rather than substantive change for an industry where prices rise substantially more than inflation each year. It's an approach that could avoid a direct confrontation with the powerful pharmaceutical lobby, but it could also underwhelm Americans seeking relief from escalating prescription costs.

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AHIP argued in a blog post two days ago that, in many cases, drug companies use rebates to encourage patients to ignore the underlying cost of drugs and use more expensive versions of the drugs.

Trump has repeatedly strolled drug makers to their deals, saying that they have been "getting away with murder".

He also said it is unlikely that countries will be cowed by administration demands about pharmaceuticals. They include Health Secretary Alex Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly and Co., who joined Trump for Friday's announcement.

Trump officials have hinted for weeks that the plan, in part, will untangle the convoluted system of discounts and rebates between drugmakers and insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and other health care middlemen.

Give Medicare Part D drug plan issuers more benefits design flexibility. "And it'll start to take effect very soon".

Public outrage over drug costs has been growing for years as Americans face pricing pressure from multiple sources: New medicines for life-threatening diseases often launch with prices exceeding $100,000 per year.

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The Louisiana senator, echoing Azar's remarks, said he sees the entire pharmaceutical market as rife with "incredibly bad incentives" that create "incredibly high drug costs for too many Americans". "It'd be nice if there was bipartisan congressional support to take sensible steps to reduce drug pricing, but politics obviously complicate matters", Hyman said. That's more than twice the $497 per person spent in the United Kingdom, which has a nationalized health care system.

Trump said he's directing his top trade official to correct this "injustice" with US trading partners.

"Most of this can be done by executive action", Azar said, adding that "some of this will require regulatory action" that would take months, while restructuring the entire US drug system would take years.

"It's hard to know why Germany or France or Australia would agree to something like that", said Professor Jack Hoadley of Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. "For Aetna, the average price of brand name drugs has increased by 40 percent over the past three years".

Trump also spoke against lobbyists, on which he said pharmaceutical companies spent almost $280 million in 2017, more than tobacco, oil and defense contractors combined.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization President and CEO Jim Greenwood said that his group - a representative of companies that have some of the most to lose from deep systemic reform - looked forward to working with the administration, though harbored "concerns that some of the ideas proposed today could, if adopted, hurt patient access to the medicines" and the development of future cures and treatments.

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