FTC to Hold Workshop on Examining Competition Issues Related to Prescription Drug Markets

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WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics”. Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb will give the keynote addresses.
WHEN:Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
WHERE:Constitution Center
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
WHY:The first session of the workshop will explore generic drug markets, including considerations that may preclude entry after relevant patents have expired. Later sessions will address intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Speakers also will address means to encourage entry and expand access in prescription drug markets.
WEBCAST:The link for the live webcast of the roundtable will be posted on the meeting page tomorrow.

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