Biden Administration Urged To Prioritize Sustainable Access
As The Association Launches ‘Secure Our Meds’ Campaign
The AAM has unveiled its policy priorities for sustainable access to generics and biosimilars for the newly elected US president Joe Biden’s administration and the 117th Congress. The association has also launched a new advocacy campaign called “Secure Our Meds,” kicking off with a report on “Securing Sustainable Markets.”
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