New Kaiser Poll: Nearly 60 Percent of Voters Say Drug Prices Are Key Issue in Midterms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans want lower drug prices, and they’re ready to vote on the issue in the midterms, according to new polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. In response to the June 2018 report, Ben Wakana, President of Patients For Affordable Drugs NOW, issued the following statement:

“This poll should sound the alarm: Politicians must do something about prescription drug prices or face the wrath of voters come November. Big Pharma’s runaway greed is at the top of the public consciousness. It couldn’t be clearer. In the run-up to the election, we will make sure voters know which elected officials are in the pockets of Big Pharma and who stands with patients.”

KEY FINDINGS:

  • A candidate’s support for passing legislation to bring down the cost of prescription drugs is a key issue for 57 percent of voters, according to the poll.
  • The poll also found more than three-quarters of the public favor the federal government requiring prescription drug ads to include a statement about how much the drug costs, an idea included in President Trump’s May 11 plan on drug costs.
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