Rachel Sachs

Associate Professor of Law

Rachel Sachs

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Biography

Sachs is a renowned expert on health policy and drug law. She is a scholar of innovation policy whose work explores the interaction of intellectual property law, food and drug regulation and health law. Her work explores problems of innovation and access to new health care technologies. Sachs’ scholarship has or will have appeared in journals that include the Michigan Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Prescription drug affordability

Prescription drug affordability

A final judgment invalidating the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional would not only harm those in the individual market or Medicaid expansion—but would also jeopardize the ability of even more Americans to afford their prescription drugs.
WashU Expert: Budget provides insight into Trump Administration drug policy

WashU Expert: Budget provides insight into Trump Administration drug policy

During his first year in office, President Donald Trump spoke about high drug prices but took little action to address the problem. His budget proposal, released this week, does lay out a strategy — though what is most notable is not what’s included, but rather what is missing. Rachel Sachs, an expert on drug pricing and policy at Washington University in St. Louis, weighs in.