Prescription drug prices are continuing to rise and many families are struggling to afford life-saving prescriptions. Pharmaceutical companies hold patent monopolies that are not counterbalanced by a strong, coordinated government purchasing strategy to lower costs.
Kaiser Family Foundation found that 3 in 10 people across the country skip doses or refrain from filling prescriptions altogether due to high costs. This can lead to deteriorating conditions for family members as they try to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and many other chronic conditions.
However, Congress can take meaningful action to rein in prescription drug prices, addressing rising manufacturer list prices, which drive costs throughout the system. Policies to bring costs and prices under control should ultimately encompass the entire supply chain, including wholesale distributors, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, insurers and other payers, and retail pharmacies.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Ask your members of Congress to work together to rein in rising prescription drug prices for all Americans, including those who rely on life saving medications and treatment for chronic conditions.
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)
Sen. Mitt Romney 202-224-5251 (DC) // 801-524-4380
Rep. Rob Bishop (Congressional District 1): 202-225-0453 (DC) // 801-625-0107 (Ogden)
Rep. Chris Stewart (Congressional District 2): 202-225-9730 (DC) // 801-364-5550 (SLC) // 435-627-1500 (St. George)
Rep. John Curtis (Congressional District 3): (202) 225-7751 (DC) // (801) 851-2500 (Provo)
Rep. Ben McAdams (Congressional District 4): 202-225-3011 (DC) // 801-999-9801 (West Jordan)
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