ARTICLE | Politics, Policy & Law

The IRA is a ‘disguised form of patent reform’

National Pharmaceutical Council study shows how law could impede collection of evidence, hurting patients 

November 7, 2023 12:01 AM UTC

By scrutinizing how the development paths of three transformational drugs on the market today would have differed if the Inflation Reduction Act had been in place at the time, a new study by the National Pharmaceutical Council shows how companies will have to navigate the new waters.

The IRA isn’t like a dam that completely blocks the flow of drug development. It is more like a set of boulders that have been placed in a stream, creating treacherous obstacles and rapids. Drug development will continue, but its path will be inexorably altered. ...