Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania State Legislature passed legislation that would ban Pharmacy “Gag Clauses” imposed by benefit managers, that prohibit pharmacists from giving consumers advice on how to save on prescription drug costs.
The legislation was spurred by Eugene’s audit of Pharmacy Benefit Managers(PBM’s) and their practices, and is expected to lower drug costs for countless Pennsyvlanian’s across the state and here in PA-10. Eugene held it up as an example of the work that he will continue to prioritize in Congress: fighting to protect consumers and lower prescription drug costs for Pennsylvania’s seniors and families.
Eugene, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District issued the following statement:
“The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs is an overwhelming burden on our seniors and families across this district. I am proud to have played a part in the passage of legislation that will lower drug costs across the state and in my community,” said DePasquale.
DePasquale continued, “For too long, politicians in Washington have been in the pocket of big drug companies, including my opponent Congressman Scott Perry who recently voted against lowering the cost of prescription drugs. We need a Congress that has the backbone to stand up to the special interests that corrupt our politics and screw the rest of us. I won’t take a dime from the pharmaceutical industry when I serve in Congress, and will work day in and day out to hold drug manufacturers accountable.”