BECOME A CO-SIGNER OF THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE RELIEF ACT – Social Security Works

BECOME A CO-SIGNER OF THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE RELIEF ACT – Social Security Works

Americans pay, by far, the highest drug prices in the world; often times, those prices are five times as much as the same medicines in Canada. This is because, for years, we’ve had a Congress that encourages Big Pharma’s corruption and monopoly power.

The “Prescription Drug Price Relief Act” — being introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ro Khanna — will force drug companies to price medicines equal to or below the median price in these five countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan.

And, most importantly, if companies refuse to lower their prices, the federal government would allow generic competition in order to ensure that prescription drugs are not out of reach for working families and older Americans.

This new legislation is clear-eyed about how Big Pharma works. Even if we leverage Medicare’s buying power to lower drug prices, Big Pharma has found ways to collude in the past and they will continue to gouge us. This protects against that — mandating the lower prices the rest of the world gets.

Become a co-signer of the “Prescription Drug Price Relief Act” today to protect the American people from Big Pharma’s greed and price gouging.

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