After Mainers speak out, slate of drug pricing reforms gains momentum.
Patients are turning up at statehouses to tell lawmakers just how harmful high drug prices have become — their voices are seeding a movement.
Patient testimony to call for urgent action in Augusta to lower drug prices.
Patient testimony to call for urgent action to lower drug prices.
I can’t imagine what will happen once I get older and need more medication –– and I fear for when that day comes.
Oregon state lawmakers are weighing key measures this week that would protect residents from Big Pharma’s skyrocketing drug prices.
The Maryland legislature officially voted to create a groundbreaking Prescription Drug Affordability Board, an independent body with the authority to evaluate high-cost prescription drugs and set reasonable rates.
Patients For Affordable Drugs Now launches 5-figure campaign to end Big Pharma’s monopolistic scheming.
Measure would shed light on drug pricing practices and protect Washington residents
Measure would save money for Utah patients and taxpayers.
WASHINGTON, DC — Patients For Affordable Drugs NOW Campaigns Director Janice Rottenberg issued the following statement after Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4005 into law today.
“This bill brings much-needed transparency to drug costs in Oregon, and it builds momentum as more states pass legislation to end drug pricing abuses. Today is a good day for Oregon and for Americans demanding action to lower outrageous drug prices."
“Internal documents reviewed by The Register-Guard show the pharmaceutical industry’s involvement was intended to be kept secret, both from Oregonians enlisted to sign the prewritten letters and legislators who would receive them.” [Register Guard, 2/9/18]
Among those who testified in favor of HB 4005 was Ann Neilson, a retired nurse from Oregon and Patient Advocate for Patients For Affordable Drugs NOW. She told Oregon lawmakers, “When working as a nurse, I discovered scores of patients taking half their prescribed doses or skipping doses. I believe patients deserve to know why drug prices are increasing.”
Oregon is the latest state to step up and tackle drug pricing.