Make Meds Affordable Campaign - Update
they can’t afford their medication. *
The prostate cancer drug, Xtandi, costs $520 a day
in the US but only $84 a day in Japan.
Help us fix this.
- Read the facts.
- Watch the video.
- Sign the petition.
- Write to President Biden.
1. Read the Facts
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than citizens of other countries (on average four times more) while drug companies post record profits and use their drug patent rights and other tactics to limit competition and raise prices. In spite of public protests, Congress has failed to act, yielding instead to Big Pharma’s lobbying dollars.
The Make Meds Affordable campaign has documented that the president and the Department of Health and Human Services have tools under existing legislation to take executive action to lower the cost of many prescription drugs. They have this authority because many drugs have been developed using taxpayer funds, and/or because companies have illegally restricted competition. Read more about this at the "March-in" Rights blog below.
We, as citizens and taxpayers, must demand that these long-ignored tools be used to help lower drug prices now.
2. Watch the Video
For more information and documentation on this issue go to
https://bit.ly/MakeMedsAffordable. In this informative video, Senator Elizabeth Warren explains how the plan would work. After watching, contact President Biden and DHHS Secretary Becerra and urge them to take action now to Make Meds Affordable!
3. Sign the petition
Make your voice heard! Sign this petition: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/make-meds-affordable
NOTE: When you fill out this form (email address and zip code) and click "Add Your Name," you will be directed to a page called "Social Security Works." You do not have to contribute money to this campaign! Your signature has already been entered into the petition. No contribution is necessary.
4. Contact the President
Tell President Biden to support the Make Meds Affordable campaign. Contact the White House through this website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
For more information about Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) and its Health Care Reform forum, read about us here. And learn about our ongoing work to Make Meds Affordable. We have also written several other blog posts regarding the campaign:
Support the upcoming documentary, “Pay or Die,” about the high price of insulin
Make Meds Affordable – Pay or Die documentary
What are “March-in” Rights and Why Should You Care?
Make Meds Affordable - What are "march-in" rights?
We will keep updating you on recent news on the Make Meds Affordable campaign. Here's a great article.
* per CDC/WHO data