Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Implement Rules Against Pharma Rebate Walls
Families USA, SEIU, AFSCME, Public Interest Research Group, Consumer Action, Alliance for Retired Americans, Doctors for America, Treatment Action Group, and Unite Here submitted comments to the FTC asking the FTC to implement rules against monopolists like AbbVie from using exclusionary contracts (rebate walls) that keep patients from having access to the prescriptions that they need. They made several points in the comments that support the implementation of a rule that ex
FTC’s current approach to pharmaceutical merger enforcement is too lax.
On June 25, 2021, Consumer groups and unions including Families USA, Public Interest Research Group, Services Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),Consumer Action, Alliance for Retired Americans, Doctors for America, Social Security Works, and Treatment Action Group, urged the FTC to adopt a new paradigm on how it evaluates the competitive effects of pharmaceutical mergers. The Commission has been able to