The pressure and uncertainty of 2023 will likely continue for drug manufacturers in 2024, with the election cycle bringing added scrutiny. At the federal level, continuing implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, including publication of the so-called negotiated prices, may be disruptive. The states, meanwhile, will likely move forward with their own drug pricing initiatives, including statutes seeking to regulate the federal 340B program. Manufacturers have responded with greater willingness to challenge overreach in court, a trend that is likely to continue in 2024.
In this episode of Connected with Latham, Washington, D.C. partner Chris Schott and associate Danny Machado examine some of the challenges that lie ahead for drug manufacturers.