State House Democrats last week unveiled a bill that would set limits that lower what Pennsylvanians pay for medically necessary drugs.
“After seeing the price of life-saving medication skyrocket in recent years, this bill would provide oversight for pharmaceutical companies,” said state Rep. Perry Warren. “The amount of money in your bank account should not determine whether you receive a readily available medication you need to live, yet that has become an everyday reality for too many Pennsylvanians. This legislation would ultimately save lives.”
In addition to creating a mechanism to lower drug prices, the legislation would create a pathway to drug importation in the event a drug company refuses to sell medication at the purchasing limit. Drug importation legislation has passed and is being implemented in Maine, Florida, Colorado and Vermont. ••