Today we learn that Amgen is lowering the acquisition cost of Repatha by 60% in the US. This is an excellent message for millions of users who preferred risk to co-pay. It is indeed a significant change, not only for the potential change it is making on access to the drug and the harm to its direct competitor, but also it sends a very powerful message to the community: the drug was overpriced by at least 60%.
How do we take it from there? Do we just have to wait 1-2 years to make innovation available so that it reaches the appropriate price? The move is giving payers a strong incentive to keep asking for discounts and only build mistrust on manufacturers.