Blister pack with dollars instead of pills In 2018, nearly half of the money spent on brand medicines went to someone other than the research companies that discover and manufacture medicine, according to PhRMA. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the nation’s health care system and how it could be made more efficient and equitable in the future. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is among the organizations offering recommendations. It has released a three-part approach to building a better health care system.

Ending the pandemic and building a more-resilient system. The industry needs to build on the momentum of rapidly developing COVID-19 vaccines, said Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of PhRMA.

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