Because the federal government has not been able to agree on an approach to constrain prescription drug prices, states need to address the problem. Study after study show how U.S. consumers pay the highest prices in the world for life-saving and life-enhancing drug treatments. The prices we pay may fund the research and development that benefits the entire world but those same prices make treatment options unavailable here at home if patients cannot afford their medicines or public programs cannot finance expensive treatments for everyone in need.
We don’t need to scour the world to find substantially better prices and we don’t need to engage in risky drug purchasing strategies to obtain lower-cost prescription drugs. We need only look across the border to Canada.
Read the full publication here.
See the Model Legislation here.
To learn more about the Pharmacy Cost Work Group visit our resource page here.