My name is David Undlin and I am a longtime resident of the Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Before I retired, I worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep for 20 years. I was happy to be able to contribute to society by selling medications that would be helpful to people. Unfortunately, times have changed since then, and it’s happened at the expense of patients like you and me.

I recently had a pulmonary embolism that caused a bit of lung damage, and so I was prescribed blood thinners by my doctor to prevent another blood clot from forming in the future. But when I went to fill my prescription, I was stunned at the cost.

Both Xarelto and Eliquis cost me around $300 for a three-month supply. That may not seem like a lot to some, but I am retired and living on a fixed income. I have to skimp on my medications or give up other necessities in order to be able to afford them.

These medications are necessary to protect my good health. I urge my lawmakers to listen to patients and work to lower drug prices for all those in this country.