Vital Transformations Study Regarding White House Drug Pricing and SMART Act Released

The Vital Transformations study was released this week, and it estimates that there would be more than 235 fewer FDA approvals of new medicines for patients battling cancer, neurological, and rare and infectious diseases over the next decade as well as 15,714 lost jobs for Georgia workers if proposals to expand federal government-mandated drug pricing policies are implemented. Among the proposals under consideration is allowing Medicare to set prices for specific drugs five years after FDA approval, which would lead to significant lost therapies, innovation, and jobs in the biopharma ecosystem at an even more accelerated pace. These proposals are included in the Executive Branch’s FY 2024 budget as well as the Senate’s SMART Prices Act.

Research firm Vital Transformation modeled the impacts of expanded federal government-mandated drug pricing policies at five years following FDA approval. The study analyzed the reduction of…
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