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Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market Runs Ads Stating Congress Is Giving 'Greatest Holiday Gift of All to Brand Pharmaceutical Companies'
Date:12/17/2009

thers committed to improving consumer access to high quality, affordable generic medicines and promoting a vigorous, competitive prescription drug market.

CCPM supports public policies that facilitate timely access to affordable pharmaceuticals. Visit www.BiogenericsGetTheFacts.org for more information and a list of CCPM members.

GPhA Urges the White House and Congress to Heed Message of CCPM Health Care Reform Ad Campaign

The following is a statement from Kathleen Jaeger, President and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), on the new health care reform ad campaign from the Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market (CCPM):

"During this holiday season, Congress is taking the phrase 'it is better to give than receive' very seriously when it comes to appeasing the brand drug companies. GPhA joins CCPM in calling upon President Obama to tell Congress that health care reform legislation must put patients before brand company profits.

"Currently, the health care reform bill is a treasure trove for brand pharmaceutical companies. It not only delays patient access to lifesaving biogeneric medicines, it encourages older Americans to use more costly brand drugs in the Medicare program. Meanwhile, generic medicines are saving our health care system one billion dollars every three days - $121 billion in 2008 alone. Moreover, a growing number of Americans are turning to safe and effective generic medicines to save money during these difficult economic times without compromising quality care. With generics, you get the same medicines as brand name drugs, but at much more affordable costs. Congress should be working to increase access to generic medicines, not restricti
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