COLORADO — The following statement was issued today by David Mitchell, a cancer patient and founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now: 

“We want to thank Senator Bennet’s office for the opportunity to have a conversation today, during which we clarified his position on drug price legislation. We received strong assurances of Senator Bennet’s continued commitment to fighting for a strong Senate Finance Committee drug pricing bill that will include an effective approach to Medicare negotiation that will lower prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients and all Americans. As a result, we are suspending advertising and other activities in Colorado that were announced today. We regret any misunderstandings on our part, and we look forward to working with Senator Bennet and his office to achieve our mutual goals in the weeks and months ahead.”