Tackling Prescription Drug Costs

April 2, 2019

Connecticut residents have expressed their frustration at rising prescription drug costs and their difficulty affording their medication. I understand this is a sensitive and critical issue for many who must take daily doses of prescribed treatment in order to improve their health. This is why I support HB 7174, An Act Concerning Prescription Drugs.

The bill recently advanced out of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and will be considered by the House this session.

This legislation is a good effort toward addressing the high cost of prescription medication by protecting small pharmacies and consumers, discouraging anti-competitive practices, and creating a task force to study other feasible importing options.

We must make every attempt to make prescription drugs more affordable and accessible for all our residents.

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