Issues

Prescription Drug Costs

As your Senator, I will take on big pharma to decrease drug prices and hold them accountable for the opioid epidemic. We must allow Medicare to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical industry for competitive savings. I will also work to mandate that drug companies publish the list prices of prescription drugs, and will allow Americans to safely import medication from Canada.

Since the late 1990s, over 200,000 Americans have lost their lives from prescription opioid overdoses. Large pharmaceutical companies such as Purdue Pharma have heavily marketed and encouraged the use of harmful and addictive drugs, fueling the opioid crisis, while then profiting from drugs to treat opioid use. We need to make opioid manufacturers pay the costs of addiction treatment services and medications.