Avocates, Faith Leaders, and Impacted Patients Call on Congress to Take on Big Pharma

New Jerseyans join"People Over Pharma Profits" National Day of Action with Dozens of Events Across the Country
 
 
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Aug. 19, 2019 - PRLog -- On Tuesday advocates, faith leaders, working families, impacted patients will hold a rally at 67 Church Street  calling on the Trump Administration and Frank Pallone to take on big pharmaceutical companies with bold action to lower drug prices. Activists will demand a comprehensive plan to hold drug makers accountable, end drug monopolies and guarantee all patients can get affordable medicines they need.

This event is part of  the "People Over Pharma Profits" National Day of Action with thousands of activists across the country demanding President Trump and Congress move beyond tweaks, half-measures and promises by proposing reforms that take away drug corporations' power to set and keep prices high.

What: rally calling on President Trump and Congress to lower drug prices

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 noon

Where: 67/69 Church Street

Who: People Demanding Action

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As drug corporations and their PhRMA lobbyists continue to jack up prescription drug prices  to boost profits, they put the health and economic security of Americans in jeopardy. No matter where they live or what is in their wallet, everyone gets sick and  eventually needs prescription medicine to get better. Yet, millions of families are forced to make choices between medicine and other basic necessities, go without treatment and watch their loved ones suffer because of exorbitant prescription prices.

Prescription drug prices jumped 10.5 percent (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/01/drug-prices-per...) in just the first six months of 2019--the increase is four times faster than inflation.  These  increases are not just for specialty drugs: the cost of the four most popular types of insulin (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/ful...) tripled over the past decade. This kind of price gouging kills (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/health/drug-prices.html) patients. When people cannot afford medicine, they are often forced to make the painful choice to not take it--turning a routine illness into a life-threatening condition.

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