Tag: generic drugs
Unfortunately for those who turn to generics to save money, the FDA relies heavily on the honor system with foreign manufacturers, and U.S. consumers get burned.
In her new explosive book “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom,” investigative journalist Katherine Eban works with two industry whistleblowers to expose how some manufacturers are cutting corners at the cost of quality and safety.
“The solution here is not to replace markets, but to fix them. The Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act will introduce more competition into the prescription drug market, and bring down prices for consumers.”
"The folks who are gouging people and creating shortages, they know who they are. And they're the ones who should be very concerned."
This is a serious problem for many of those suffering from neglected tropical diseases in the U.S. who are unable to afford the medications they need.
“It is unacceptable that Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs,” asserted Sanders.