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GPhA Statement on the Introduction of the Bipartisan Senate Biogenerics Consensus Bill: 'Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act'
Date:3/26/2009

critical that Congress act to ensure these affordable life-saving medicines get to patients in a timely manner.

"Momentum is not only growing in Congress, but across the country, with millions of Americans represented by leading consumer, business and labor organizations and AARP supporting this legislation that puts equality into the system and needed medicines into the hands of consumers.

"It's time to enact legislation that gives FDA the authority and flexibility to create a workable biogenerics approval pathway that upholds their gold standard of ensuring safety and quality. We don't need a pathway that's so filled with roadblocks that it is merely an empty promise for patients. Let's fulfill our promise to patients and to strengthening our health care system by passing the 'Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act'."

GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and distributors of bulk active pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic drug industry. Generics represent 69% of the total prescriptions dispensed in the United States, but only 16% of all dollars spent on prescription drugs. For more information about the industry, visit www.gphaonline.org.


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