Statement from Margarida Jorge, head of Lower Drug Prices Now – the leading campaign fighting to lower prescription drug prices – in response to the Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act:
We are now one, very important, step closer to a historic victory for consumers and a historic defeat for Big Pharma’s monopoly control over prescription drug prices.
For years Washington has talked about lowering the price of prescription drugs. Today Senate Democrats finally delivered on that promise.
Lowering the price of prescription drugs is overwhelmingly popular with voters, businesses and patients. This is a once in a generation opportunity to get it done. The House must now vote without delay and get this bill to President Biden for signature. Tens of millions of seniors cannot afford to wait any longer.