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Supreme Court Ruling on Rx Industry's Pay-to-Delay-Generics Good News for NY Consumers
Date:6/17/2013

good news for the increasing number of New Yorkers forced to make hard choices due to soaring prescription drug prices," said Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York.  "This practice denies consumers across the nation access to lower-cost treatment options as soon as possible, leaving some to choose between filling their grocery cart and filling a prescription – we're hopeful that this is a first step to ending this harmful practice that has taken a harsh toll on New Yorkers for too long."

AARP has long advocated for ending these harmful agreements that excessively extend patent monopolies and can result in patients foregoing needed treatment because of the high cost of brand name drugs. These agreements also artificially inflate health care costs across the board; the Federal Trade Commission estimates these agreements cost consumers and taxpayers $3.5 billion per year.

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