4 Recommendations to Guide the FDA in its Analysis of the U.S. Patent System

Between 2016 and 2020, the price of branded prescription drugs increased by 36 percent; nearly four times the rate of inflation. Around 58 million Americans — roughly the population of Florida and Texas combined — report being unable to pay for medication at least one time in the last 12 months. And in the last five years, 34 million Americans lost a loved one because they couldn’t afford treatment.

With no competition, companies set whatever price they want — and consumers have no choice but to pay.

Americans should have the right to participate in systems that directly affect our health and lives.

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