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Congressman Neguse to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs

June 12, 2019
Press Release

Washington D.C.—On Friday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m. MT, Congressman Joe Neguse will host a roundtable discussion with advocates and patients to discuss the skyrocketing cost of drug prices. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that Americans spent more than $460 billion on prescription drugs in 2016. In Colorado, an estimated 500,000 individuals do not fill a prescription per year because of the high cost. High prescription drug costs are a concern for patients, providers, and policy makers.

Members of the press should RSVP to Sally.Tucker@mail.house.gov

WHERE:

Mental Health Center of Boulder County
1333 Iris Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304
Boulder Auditorium

WHEN:

Friday, June 14, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT

Since taking office Congressman Neguse has sponsored more than 10 pieces of legislation directly targeted at lowering the cost of prescription drugs, including the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act, Medicare Drug Price Relief Act, Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act, Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019, Insulin Access for All Act, Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act, CREATES Act, Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act, Stop Significant and Time-Wasting Abuse Limiting Legitimate Innovation of New Generics Act, and Prescription Pricing for People Act of 2019.

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