Issue 09-29-2014

It’s time to build on Hatch-Waxman’s legacy

When President Ronald Reagan signed the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act 30 years ago, few could imagine how the law would transform the health care landscape. Today, we know that this landmark “Hatch-Waxman” legislation is responsible for improving the lives of millions of Americans by creating a new framework allowing safe, affordable

Does a direct delivery model threaten Rx?

Are we seeing the first early “green shoots” of a new industry disruptor? Possibly. Big Pharma has started experimenting with direct-to-consumer models to fill prescriptions, effectively circumventing the retail pharmacy. Is the position of neighborhood pharmacies in today’s delivery system secure, or could the pharmacy suffer the same fate as the corner bookstore, replaced by