New legislation aims to reduce prescription drug prices

Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) –  State lawmakers say prescription drug costs have gotten out of control for Pennsylvanians and they’re unveiling a solution.

A special board for prescription drug affordability was announced Monday in hopes of bringing help to those who need it most.

Rep. Dan Frankel announced the introduction of legislation that would directly address out-of-control drug prices by creating a new Prescription Drug Affordability Board in Pennsylvania.

Frankel was joined by advocates and people impacted by high drug prices. He said it’s critical for the Legislature to take quick action on high drug prices.

Frankel said a recent study found that Pennsylvanians are struggling to afford the prescription drugs they need, often cutting pills in half, skipping doses, leaving unfilled prescriptions at the pharmacy, or choosing between medications and necessities like food, rent, or utilities.

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