Making medicines affordable for everyone across America

Learn how the IRA makes new small molecule R&D uninvestable for diseases of aging

to the detriment of patients, innovators, & society

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Leading biopharma Innovators, investors, and patient groups urged congress to solve affordability for patients through insurance reform. More than 300 industry leaders share ideas on how to save all Americans money while preserving research and development. Caution that government price controls will cease biopharma investment and significantly reduce availability of new medicines. Read what more here.

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Make sure that everyone in America has affordable healthcare they can actually use and guarantee that our country continues to invest in new medicines that will help patients now and in the future.

out-of-pocket costs

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Ensure that all drugs go generic

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NPLB Submits Comments on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program to CMS

Read NPLB's proposed fixes for successful IRA implementation

NPLB Submits Small Biotech Exception Comments to CMS

IRA's time-limited small biotech "exception" will not work as intended

Biotech leaders call on peers to lobby for IRA change

Letter calls nine-year price-setting threshold a threat to entire industry

Boston Business Journal: How the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) already is changing how biotechs do business

Fear that IRA will disincentivize the development of small-molecule drugs

New NPLB Video Illustrates Why Patients Deserve Better Math to Value New Drugs

Insurance companies harm patients by not taking into account the true value of medicines.

The impact on cost-effectiveness of accounting for generic drug pricing: Four case studies

Accounting for generic pricing is crucial to improving health technology assessment validity.

We're determined to help you get the care and medicines your doctors say you need.

We are dedicated to creating and maintaining patient access to affordable drugs by holding both insurance and pharmaceutical companies accountable for their policies and practices.

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Affordability and Innovation

We are championing new laws to get insurance companies to do away with copays and out-of-pocket expenses.

We are pushing for reforms to guarantee that drug companies let their drugs go generic when they're supposed to do so.

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Help for patients

Don’t despair. There’s help for you: assistance with copays, deductibles and other expenses.

Our strategy

Coalition building. Raising awareness. Encouraging innovation. Changing perceptions and policy. Making medicines affordable.

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Clear-cut ideas and solutions. The science, economics and policy of affordability and innovation.

Did you know?

Increasing out-of-pocket costs by just $10 per prescription causes a 33% rise in mortality because fewer patients take the drugs their doctors prescribe.

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research, involved