WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following statement was issued today by David Mitchell, a cancer patient and the founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 

“Congratulations to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. President Biden made a great choice to lead HHS, and Becerra’s confirmation is a win for patients across the country who are struggling with high drug prices. We look forward to working together to restore balance to our system by ensuring patients get the innovation they need at prices they can afford. We know we can have both.”