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ADVISORY: Q&A with Sen. Klobuchar on Prescription Drug Prices
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Q&A with Sen. Klobuchar on Prescription Drug Prices

Press Contacts

  • Liz Bartolomeo

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 26, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a one-on-one conversation with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and CAP Action Fund President and CEO Neera Tanden on policies to address sky-high prescription drug prices.

Increasing drug prices are making many life-saving drugs unaffordable to millions of Americans and that drives up the overall rate of the nation’s health care cost growth. 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. Public opinion polls have shown that consumers, regardless of their political affiliation, are demanding reforms to lower drug prices.

Sen. Klobuchar and Ms. Tanden will discuss the causes of high drug prices and different policy responses that could lower prices, increase competition, improve transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure that doctors have more information about the clinical benefits of prescription drugs.

Members of the media can RSVP at this link.

The event, “Combating High Drug Pricing: A Conversation with Sen. Amy Klobuchar,” will be live-streamed and archived online.

WHO:

Distinguished guest:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Moderator:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

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

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