As nationwide concern over drug pricing continues to rise, AmerisourceBergen stands behind our commitment to be a part of the solution.
As the vital link between pharmaceutical innovators and healthcare providers, AmerisourceBergen enables the seamless and economical delivery of pharmaceutical-centered care. The unique perspective affords us a complete view of the issues and opportunities facing supply chain stakeholders and healthcare industry at large.
And because distributors have relationships with all supply chain stakeholders, we are uniquely positioned to facilitate point-of-sale discounts, one of the many drug pricing policies the Administration and Congress are considering.
Benefits of a Distributor-Facilitated Model
We support lowering pharmaceutical out-of-pocket costs for patients, while preserving access to needed medications. Foundational attributes for how we currently serve the industry make wholesale distributors the preferred solution.
“AmerisourceBergen is, at its core, a healthcare solutions provider. As we look into the future, we believe that there could be an opportunity for AmerisourceBergen – and the distribution industry as a whole – to help facilitate a possible solution to ensure patient access to pharmaceuticals at discounted prices.”
Steven H. Collis, Chairman, President and CEO, AmerisourceBergen
Read AmerisourceBergen's response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding the Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals.
Rebate rule would help make prescriptions more affordable for more patients: Eli Lilly CEO (June 16, 2019, USA Today, Opinion)
New Payment Models For Curative Treatments Have CMS’ Attention, Verma Says (May 23, 2019, Pink Sheet)
A primer on prescription drug rebates: Insights into why rebates are a target for reducing prices (May 21, 2019, Milliman)
HHS Marches Forward To Enhance Drug Price Transparency (May 21, 2019, Forbes)
The Road to 2020: Understanding the Regulatory Timeline for Part D Rebate Reform (April 16, 2019, Drug Channels)
AmerisourceBergen supports transitioning pharmaceutical rebates to POS discounts (April 12, 2019, Drug Store News)