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ADVISORY: CAP Action Fund Hosts Prescription Drug Pricing Reforms Panel Discussion
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ADVISORY: CAP Action Fund Hosts Prescription Drug Pricing Reforms Panel Discussion

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 26, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a panel discussion on policies to halt the rising costs of prescription drugs. Representatives from across the health care field—representing consumers, doctors, and insurers—will participate in the event, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) will deliver keynote remarks.

This event is rescheduled from its original date in January. And updated panelists, as of April 26, are below.

Prescription drug prices are too high and rising fast. With about half of all Americans—and 90 percent of seniors—taking a prescription drug in any given month, this growing crisis is not sustainable. Last year, the Center for American Progress released a set of integrated reforms that challenged lawmakers and public officials to make halting the rising cost of prescription drugs and paying for medications’ value a priority for the year ahead. At the event, join leading experts in discussing this crucial issue and how to consider policy options to lower costs for consumers, improve transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure that drug prices reflect their benefits to patients.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

The event, “Prescription Drug Pricing: Reforms to Pay for Value,” will be live-streamed and archived online.

WHO:

Introductory remarks:
Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured keynote:
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Member of Congress, Texas’ 35th District

Featured Panelists:
Dr. Joshua J. Ofman, Senior Vice President, Global Value, Access and Policy, Amgen Inc.
Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
Dr. Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

Moderated by:
Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. ET – 2:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

Map and directions

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Liz Bartolomeo at lbartolomeo@americanprogressaction.org or 202.481.8151.

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