Promoting use of generics and biosimilars will be a particular focus of the group, which could save as much as $150 billion over the next decade. (Photo: Shutterstock)

First, there was Civica Rx, a coalition of hospitals and health systems intent on creating their own generic drugs to save on costs and combat supply shortages. But health systems aren’t the only ones feeling the pain of high drug prices.

Joining the fight against high drug prices is Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs, aka, EmployersRx, a coalition of employer groups advocating for prescription drug price reform. Launched last fall, the group represents more than 500 employers. ”Someone needs to represent the sector that is actually paying most of the bill,” Bill Kramer, the executive director for national health policy at the Pacific Business Group on Health told STAT.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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