Stop Drug Price Gouging: PASS the Prescription Affordability Act
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You’ve probably heard of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli. The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals – which purchased a critically important drug called “Daraprim” for pregnant women and AIDS patients and immediately increased the price from $13.50 to $750.00 per pill (no that’s not a typo). What’s worse? Just days later he was tweeting about private planes and $20,000 bottles of wine. And after claiming he would lower the price back… he never did.
It’s time to crack down on CEOs like Martin Shkreli. We can’t let them keep raising the price on life-saving drugs to levels that Americans can’t afford, and levels far above any reasonable level of profit. Sign your name to stand against these greedy corporations and tell Congress to pass the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015:
"Dear Congress: Stop drug price gouging, and pass the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015"
After massive backlash from the public, Shkreli claimed he would lower the price of the live saving drug Daraprim. But as time has passed, it seems clear he has no intention of taking action. Under Shkreli’s management, the drug remains more than 5000% above its original price.
This price gouging is OUTRAGEOUS. Many Americans pay big bucks for prescription drugs that they need to stay healthy. While Americans struggle to find the money to protect their health and wellbeing, CEO’s like Martin Shkreli boost the prices of life-savings drugs, making them nearly unattainable.
But now we can do something about it. Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland has proposed the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 to crack down on people like Martin Shkreli. Rep. Cummings’ new bill would force companies to be transparent about their pricing and allow Medicare to bargain prices down.
Tell Congress: END pharmaceutical drug price gouging and PASS the Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 >>