Klobuchar, Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign for Lower Drug Prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and representatives from several special interest groups held a press conference on July 13 on Capitol Hill to rally support for bipartisan bills that would help lower drug costs. 
Ms. Klobuchar, alongside representatives from AARP, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now (P4ADNow), and SPACEs in Action, spearheaded the “Push for Competition to Lower Drug Prices” initiative.
The group represented 35 organizations encompassing patients, consumers, seniors, churches, students, unions, and disease advocacy groups who jointly composed a letter (pdf) to the Senate. 
The campaign was officially unveiled during the press conference. The initiative takes aim at the pharmaceutical industry’s anti-competitive practices and addresses regulatory loopholes that have caused an increase in prices….

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