WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to a hearing today in the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee on a package of bills to lower drug prices, Ben Wakana, Executive Director of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, issued the following statement:
“American patients are standing inside a burning house, and Congress needs to pick up the firehose. Today’s hearing was a step toward ending some of the most egregious practices by drug corporations, but the drug pricing crisis requires greater urgency and additional solutions from our nation’s leaders. Patients cannot wait any longer.”