AUGUSTA, Maine — In response to news that Gov. Janet Mills today signed a series of bills to hold drug corporations accountable for exorbitant price hikes and allow for the safe importation of prescription drugs from Canada, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now Executive Director Ben Wakana issued the following statement:

“This is a victory for Maine patients and taxpayers who are fed up with unrestrained drug prices. We applaud Governor Mills and the legislature for focusing on this issue, and we look forward to additional action next year to continue fixing our broken system and ensuring Mainers have access to lifesaving prescription drugs.”


Here’s how the signed legislation will benefit Mainers:

In advance of today’s bill signing, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now published a series of patient stories to underscore the urgency of the drug pricing crisis in Maine. Additionally, four patients testified at an April hearing, patients spoke out in the press, and Mainers were given the tools to contact their legislators in support of the proposed changes.