By Jim Ko
AARP State President 

Washingtonians need relief from Rx greed

 

August 7, 2019



For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Washington state, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Washingtonians increased only 9.9%. Prescription drugs don’t work if patients can’t afford them.

That’s why the Senate needs to pass the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act when they return from August recess. It’s time. We thank Sen. Cantwell for her support of this bipartisan bill in the Senate Finance Committee. We urge Sen. Murray to join her in backing it whe...



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