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Middlemen Are Marking Up Your GenericsTake a look at the list of commonly prescribed generic medicines below and note the gap between what generic drug makers charge for their medicines (to others in the supply chain) and what patients might pay if they chose to only use just cash when filling their prescription at the pharmacy.
Unlike brand drugs where the manufacturer stands to profit the most, generic medicines are often exploited by middlemen that seize significant profits at the expense of patients and the companies that make the medicines.
For example:


Atorvastatin, the generic medicine for Lipitor commonly prescribed to control high cholesterol, sells to patients at retail for $46 cash. Generic drug makers sell it to their customers in the supply chain for only $1.46.


Omeprazole, the prescription generic medicine for Prilosec commonly prescribed to prevent heartburn and stomach ulcers, sells to patients at retail for $74 cash. Generic drug makers sell it to their customers in the supply chain for only $0.92.
Source: IQVIA, US Market Access Strategy Consulting Analysis, January 18, 2022. Dollar amount is reflective of a 30-day supply.
Generic drug makers are not to blame for high out-of-pocket costs for patients.

Policymakers can address these challenges and ensure the sustainability of the generic and the emerging biosimilar medicines markets. The AAM Roadmap For Ensuring Patient Access has key steps policymakers can take to ensure all Americans continue to benefit from a competitive and robust generics and biosimilars industry.

Modernize Medicare Part D – The Medicare Part D benefit should be modernized to address the perverse incentives that currently favor high-cost brand name drugs over lower-cost generic and biosimilar medicines.

Reduce Medicare Cost Sharing for Seniors – The Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act would ensure coverage of newly available generic and biosimilar medicines, reduce patient cost-sharing through proper formulary tier coverage and create a new specialty tier for biosimilars.

Eliminate the Medicaid Generics Penalty – The Protecting Access to Affordable Medicines Act would fix the misguided application of the Medicaid rebate on generic medicines, reducing the risk of drug shortages and benefiting patients through sustainable access to low-cost generics.

Address Patent Abuse – The Restoring the America Invents Act would strengthen the Inter-Partes Review process to support earlier generic entry.

Preserve the Tools that Drive Competition and Savings – Developers of generic and biosimilar medicines rely on the 180-day exclusivity period for new generics and the ability to accelerate competition through patent settlements and the “skinny label” pathway.
View AAM RoadmapView Supply Chain

Resources and Media

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Press Release

AAM Calls on FTC to Investigate PBM Business Practices

Public Letter

Generic Manufacturers Ask the DOJ and the FTC to Investigate Market Abuses by Buying Groups

AAM Blog

Seniors Are Still Missing Out on Savings in Medicare Part D

AAM Blog

Generic Prices Are Falling, But Seniors Are Paying More for Generic Drugs. What’s Happening Here?


2021 U.S. Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Savings Report


Sidelined: How Seniors Miss Out On Savings Available Through Generic Substitution


Access Denied: Why New Generics Are Not Reaching America’s Seniors


AAM Securing Sustainable Markets


Abuse of the patent system is keeping drug prices high for patients

AAM Blog

The Medicaid Generics Penalty: A Primer


Medicare and Commercial Plans Fail to Get New Generics to Patients

Press Release

Seniors Denied Access to New, Lower-Priced Generic Drugs Due to Medicare Coverage Delays


AAM: Medicare Part D plans slow to adopt generics

AAM Blog

The First (Price) Cut Is the Steepest

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