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House Passes Bill To Lower Drug Prices, Bolster ACA

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that aims to lower prescription drug costs, including a bill that would ban pay-for-delay settlements to keep generic drugs off the market, as well as measures to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

The full House voted 234-183 to approve the pay-for-delay ban and legislation known as the CREATES Act that would let generic-drug makers sue if branded drug companies don't provide them with samples needed to make their generic versions. Another measure approved Thursday would prevent drug companies from taking advantage of the exclusivity period to delay the approval of subsequent generics....

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