Obama Vows To Speed Generic-Drug Access

Law360, New York (August 11, 2009, 5:24 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday he wanted to make it easier for generic-drug makers to bring low-cost copycat versions of brand-name drugs to the marketplace as part of his national health care overhaul, a move he argued would benefit consumers.

The statement came at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., where the president told a crowd of 1,800 attendees that one of his goals as part of the plan was to “speed up generics getting introduced to the marketplace,” according to a transcript of the...
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