Author: Jeffrey Francer

Jeffrey Francer is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Association for Accessible Medicines, where he leads legal and international trade advocacy

Imagine if California passed a law telling Maine lobstermen how much to charge for their lobsters – in Maine.  The idea isn’t just ridiculous, it would be unconstitutional. That’s why it’s so disappointing that the Maine Legislature passed a bill, LD 1117, that proposes to regulate prices outside the state. Governor Mills must veto it. LD 1117 is intended to bring down prescription costs for Mainers, but it goes about this wrong. The law would target generic drug manufacturers – even though generics bring down costs for patients. Data show that even though 90% of all prescriptions filled are generics, they account…

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