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Ryan wants to lower prescription drug costs

Nov 22, 2023 12:51 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that Rep. Pat Ryan announced legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs in Poughkeepsie Nov. 21. Ryan's “Stopping Pharma’s Ripoffs and Drug Savings For All Act” would make less-costly, generic alternatives easier to produce. Ryan said, “For too long, Big Pharma has been allowed to game the system, rake in record profits, and rip off hard-working Hudson Valley families. I’m pushing relentlessly to finally hold Big Pharma accountable and lower the cost of prescription drugs.... This bipartisan legislation holds Big Pharma accountable and lowers drug prices,” Ryan said. “It lowers drug costs across the board and generations.” While Ryan, a Democrat, claims the proposal is bipartisan, the story does not name any Republican co-sponsors, and an internet search for the bill's name only found a few results, all related to Ryan. Currently Republicans control the House of Representatives, so Ryan needs Republican support to pass the measure. Read more about this story in Mid-Hudson News.