Highlights from This Year in Public Policy

Date: December 9th, 2015

This year marked many important policy issues that were of interest to the Alliance. For this edition of Get Mad before You Get Old, we highlight some of the ongoing issues of interest. Reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) program The Prescription Drug User Fee Act, or PDUFA, passed in 1992, authorized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin collecting fees from drug sponsors to give it more resources to review new drugs more quickly. Since then it

America’s Ark for the Silver Tsunami: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Date: August 5th, 2015

The United States spends nearly 18 percent of its GDP on health care. With the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population comprised of those 80 and older, and many of these Americans aging with between three and five chronic conditions, finding new ways to get the most out of every health care dollar is essential to our nation’s long-term fiscal health. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the federal agency whose sole purpose is to improve the health