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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: House to Consider Dems’ Drug Bill This Week, But Can It Stop Prescription Price Gouging?

Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Experts Are Available to Comment

Public Citizen’s experts are available to comment on this week’s expected consideration of Democratic leadership’s legislation to address soaring prescription prices, H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that the House will vote on the measure this week.

Public Citizen’s experts can discuss H.R. 3’s details, its capacity to generate savings and key amendments proposed by progressive House members.

Journalists should consider three important resources as they report on H.R. 3:

How to strengthen H.R.3

Existing progressive amendment is under threat; this memo describes what would be lost

Voters want bold solutions. Congress must act

Below are four experts who are available to speak about the merits, limits and politics of H.R. 3:

Peter Maybarduk, director, Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program
pmaybarduk@citizen.org, c. (202) 390-5375 o. (202) 588-7755

Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
(202) 588-1000

Steve Knievel, advocate, Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program
sknievel@citizen.org, (202) 588-7769

Zain Rizvi, law and policy researcher, Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program
zrizvi@citizen.org, (202) 588-7774