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Drug prices are in the news. A thread. @RepCummings said it best "There is a strong bipartisan consensus that we must do something to rein in out-of-control price increases" nytimes.com/2019/01/29/us/… ....1
Similarly, GOP Chairman @ChuckGrassley said "“I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money. This is unacceptable and I intend to specifically get to the bottom of the insulin price increase.” seattletimes.com/business/insul… ...2
This is a BIG deal. Patients have been boldly telling their stories in an attempt to force change. They are fighting MILLIONS of lobbying dollars to protect the status quo. MILLIONS...3 thehill.com/policy/healthc…
Meanwhile, patients are making life and death decisions on how to manage inexplicably high costs of insulin and other drugs. Life. And. Death...4 cnn.com/2019/01/30/hea…
Groups like @P4AD_ and #insulin4all are helping patients boldly tell their stories. In Nevada, patients led the fight for diabetes drug transparency in 2017...5
Pretty soon, drug manufacturers will also have to explain themselves. I👏CAN'T👏WAIT.👏...6 cnbc.com/2019/01/30/hou…
Seriously. @ChuckGrassley + @RonWyden mean business. via @AP..7

“I want to express my displeasure at the lack of cooperation from the pharmaceutical manufacturers,” Grassley said.

Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the panel, said Finance won’t hesitate to use its subpoena power.
And as a moment of personal pride, #nvleg took action on this issue in 2017. In a big way. We passed that country's first diabetes drug transparency law. I'm committed to the fight for lower drug costs. It's righteous and right. Adelante! washingtonpost.com/opinions/nevad…
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