DENVER — The following statement was issued by Lucy Westerfield, deputy executive director of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, after the Colorado Senate passed SB 21-175, which would establish a prescription drug affordability board designed to deliver relief to Coloradans suffering from high drug prices: 

“For far too long, Coloradans have faced the outrageous prices of prescription drugs, forcing many to skip doses of their medications or simply go without. We applaud the Colorado Senate for passing SB 21-175, which would offer relief to Colorado patients by creating a prescription drug affordability board that reins in high prices. On behalf of patients, we urge the Colorado House to move quickly to advance this bill.”