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The push to improve Americans’ use of effective and less-expensive generic medications is getting a much-needed push from the Generic Drug User Fee Act currently being negotiated between the Food and Drug Administration and the generics industry.

This act can help improve access to complex generic medicines. That’s important for people with almost any condition, and is especially important for those with asthma and allergies, who I represent as president and CEO of the Allergy & Asthma Network. The goal of the Generic Drug User Fee Act is to speed FDA approval of new generic drugs, which will stimulate competition for branded drugs and reduce drug prices for consumers.

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