Digital Ads And Iowans Call On Senators Ernst And Grassley To Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Curb Big Pharma Abusive Monopolies And Boost Lower Cost Generic Competition
IOWA — Patients For Affordable Drugs Now (P4ADNow) launched new ads in Iowa today as part of its “Push For Competition To Lower Drug Prices.” The campaign includes digital ads and grassroots advocacy, through which Iowans thank Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley for fighting to lower drug prices by ensuring the passage of a package of bipartisan bills that crack down on the drug industry’s anti-competitive practices and promote generic and biosimilar competition.
“Now that the Senate is back from recess, Senators Ernst and Grassley have a real opportunity to advance common sense solutions that will deliver relief to Iowan patients through lower drug prices,” said David Mitchell, a patient with incurable blood cancer whose drugs carry a list price of more than $900,000 per year and founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now. “It’s time to curb drug companies’ abuse – through anti-competitive practices that extend monopolies beyond the time intended under law – and allow our system to work, with timely generic and biosimilar competition in the marketplace to lower prices. We urge Senators Ernst and Grassley to act now.”
Below are examples of digital ads running in Iowa:
The campaign also includes TV video ads running in Washington, D.C. that feature two patients who are forced to struggle with the high prices of their prescription drugs and urgently call on the Senate to pass the bipartisan competition bill package.
In addition to Iowa, P4ADNow’s campaign includes digital ads and grassroots advocacy in nine additional states, thanking the following senators for fighting to lower drug prices by ensuring competition: Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rick Scott (FL), Mike Braun (IN), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Josh Hawley (MO), Kevin Cramer (ND), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), and Mike Lee (UT).
Over the summer, 35 organizations representing patients, consumers, seniors, churches, students, unions and disease advocacy groups sent a letter to the Senate to pass bipartisan patent and regulatory reforms that curb abuses and allow greater competition to lower drug prices. This campaign builds on this momentum by urging Senators Ernst and Grassley to pass legislation to lower drug prices for patients.
Patients For Affordable Drugs Now is the only national patient advocacy organization that focuses exclusively on system-changing policies to lower drug prices. P4ADNow is independent, bipartisan and does not accept funding from any organizations that profit from the development or distribution of prescription drugs.