AMCP believes in competitive marketplace solutions to lower costs for Americans and recognizes the critical need to address the rising cost of prescription medications. Rebates represent a way to negotiate drug discounts and constitute an important tool to control drug costs.
AMCP supports systems and processes that allow for clinical and economic information to be shared between manufacturers and health care decision-makers proactively and in a timely manner prior to FDA approval. A proactive PIE system would expedite coverage and utilization management policies for emerging therapies, including those granted breakthrough designation, providing earlier access for appropriate patients.
Where We Stand: AMCP supports off‐label use of FDA‐approved drugs when medically appropriate and necessary, but opposes government‐mandated coverage of specific pharmaceuticals, whether for FDA‐approved or off‐label uses.
Where We Stand: Managed care pharmacists have a responsibility to work with patients and other health care professionals to ensure the appropriate use of opioids and to ensure that prescriptions are dispensed and utilized for legitimate medical needs.