Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug serves as a rallying cry for drug pricing reforms
A coalition of employers and health care purchasers are calling on the top House and Senate leaders to take a hard look at the “astronomical price” of Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm and “move boldly” to enact prescription drug pricing reform.
The group EmployersRx, which includes the American Benefits Council and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions among others, says that while it strongly supports market solutions to establish reasonable prices, when no market exists — as is the case for aducanumab — “we support allowing the federal government to enter into meaningful negotiations on the price of drugs on behalf of all payers.”
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