CREATES Helps Pay For 5-Months Of Extenders In Spending Deal

By John Wilkerson , Ariel Cohen  / December 16, 2019 at 7:54 PM
Congress included the pro-generic CREATES Act to help pay for five months of so-called Medicare and Medicaid “extenders” in the one-year government funding bill, plus a few minor biologics policies. The timing of the extenders is designed to give Congress another chance to pass legislation to curb drug prices and end surprise hospital bills before Memorial Day. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act aims to deter brand drug companies from blocking generic competition with...

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