Senate Hearing on the High Cost of Drugs

This week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing to discuss suggestions for lowering the high cost of drugs raised in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative.”

At the hearing, numerous Senators expressed their continuing frustration with skyrocketing drug costs for no legitimate reason. Several experts shared perspective and suggestions, including a patient who struggles with an incurable disease for which his medications costs more than $450,000 each year.

David Mitchell, President and Founder of Patients for Affordable Drugs, hears stories from many other people who struggle to pay the exorbitantly high cost of medications. We share his belief that these stories are the most powerful and compelling arguments that are important not to overlook as we debate these important issues.

We encourage you to visit our testimonials page and share your story so that we can promote these stories to decision makers and experts engaged in the debate. Please visit this link and share your story

The full video of the hearing can be viewed here: