Tell Congress to Regulate Prescription Drug Prices

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, demanding that they pass legislation to regulate prescription drug prices and end price gouging. 

[Update: We have surpassed 500 signatures! NationofChange is sending the first letter to Congress with your signatures attached, asking them to regulate prescription drug prices. We will continue to send letters for every 1000 signatures.]

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Americans pay, by far, the highest prices for prescription drugs in the entire world. 

Access to health care is a human right, and that should include affordable prescription drugs. Yet we have companies like Mylan, Turing Pharmaceuticals, and Ariad Pharmaceuticals that love to hike drug prices up. This means that many life saving drugs have become unaffordable for the average American family.

Last year, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 per pill to $750.00 — overnight. 

Prices for drugs overall have increased more than tenfold between the year 2000 and today. The average price of cancer drugs is increasing by over $8,000 a year.

It is time for Congress to pass legislation to regulate pharmaceutical drug prices and end price gouging. This should also include things such as allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, allowing the importation of cancer drugs across U.S. borders for personal use, legislation that prevents drug companies from delaying access to generic drugs and extending the life of drug patents, and creating an FDA approval group or mechanism that can estimate and propose a fair price for new treatments.


Showing 1988 reactions

  • FREDDE HOLLMAN
  • And if you won’t regulate the prices here at least vote to allow us to import Canadian drugs. It’s OK… we’ll be the ones bearing the risk.
  • You Democrats failed big time by not voting to allow drugs from Canada to be ordered by us, the citizens who would wind up paying FAR less for our medications than we do now. I am disgusted by all. Knowing how much big pharma contributed to various campaigns of yours, it’s obvious to us that your priority does NOT LIE WITH US.
  • With Dems like these, who needs Republicans!
  • Sign the petition: Tell Congress to Regulate Prescription Drug Prices
  • I’m from NJ and BOTH my senators voted for Big Pharm. Outraged.
  • Annette Pirrone
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