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AARDA and 50+ Patient Groups Send Letter to Key Members of Congress on Drug Pricing Priorities for Autoimmune Patients

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AARDA and 50+ Patient Groups Send Letter to Key Members of Congress on Drug Pricing Priorities for Autoimmune Patients

Washington, DC, July 30, 2021 – AARDA sent a letter to key members of Congress with the undersigned 50+ patient groups on the importance of drug pricing policy concerns, priorities, and solutions for individuals living with autoimmune disease.

At a high-level, the letter focuses on the following concerns;

  • Concerns With Foreign-Reference Pricing
  • QALY as Discriminatory
  • Access Restrictions to Medicines Now, Lack of Future Cures

We also suggest patient-focused policy solutions;

  • Counting Copay Assistance Toward Deductible, Out-of-Pocket Caps
  • Ensuring Discounts Go Directly to Patient
  • Addressing Rebates in the System, Highlighting PBM Practices

Specifically, the letter went to House and Senate leadership, House E&C, Senate HELP, and Senate Finance, and the group of 10 democrats who wrote a letter to Speaker Pelosi regarding concerns for certain drug pricing policies under HR3.

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity as a category of disease and a major women’s health issue and promoting a collaborative research effort in order to find better treatments and a cure for all autoimmune diseases.

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