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Rep. Frankel Highlights Skyrocketing Cost of Prescription Drugs with State of the Union Guest

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Washington, February 3, 2020 | comments

West Palm Beach – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) announced her guest to the 2020 State of the Union address. Annette Mayer, a South Floridian who works at a local independent pharmacy, will join Rep. Frankel for President Trump’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on February 4th

“Annette has seen the heartbreaking impact skyrocketing prescription drug costs have on American families,” said Rep. Frankel. “These out-of-control prices are forcing Floridians to cut their pills in half or leave the pharmacy empty handed at the expense of their health.”

In December, the House voted to pass sweeping legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act would lower health care costs by giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies, lowering the costs of the most expensive drugs for all Americans, and stopping pharmaceutical companies from charging more for drugs that are cheaper in other countries. It is now awaiting action in the Senate.

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