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Gottlieb: Senate HELP’s 180-Day Generic Exclusivity Fix Falls Short

By Donna Haseley
June 7, 2019 at 2:18 PM
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the most aggressive piece of the Senate health committee’s drug-pricing package -- the 180-day generic marketing exclusivity fix -- falls short. Instead of placing new limits on exclusivity, he says, lawmakers should give generic drug makers even more exclusivity. Current law gives the first generic to successfully challenge a brand patent 180 days on the market without other generic competitors. That way the first generic can keep prices high for half of a year...


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