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PRESS STATEMENT: HHS to Explore Solutions to Unsustainable Drug Pricing

“With presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle actively talking about unsustainable prescription drug pricing, the issue is clearly bigger than politics — it’s about protecting American families and ensuring they can access the critical treatments they need at prices they can afford.”

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New Survey: Overwhelming Majority of Iowa Voters Favor Presidential Candidates Who Tackle Drug Industry Pricing

A new survey from the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing with polling conducted by Morning Consult shows voters in important early primary states, like Iowa, see prescription drug pricing as a hot-button, bipartisan political issue in the 2016 presidential election.

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Drug Prices Top Concern for Iowa Voters

“Simply put, voters are looking for relief from astronomical drug prices and favor candidates who understand this is a pocketbook issue for American families,” said John Rother, executive director of the coalition.

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GOP hopefuls, long quite on drug prices, begin to make some noise

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, in little-reported remarks made in Iowa and posted online by the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, acknowledged as much. “As far as Big Pharma is concerned, you know, they’re in it to make money. And I understand that. But we need to have some alternative ways, because we need to be able to take care of our people,” Carson said.

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