This past Saturday, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut sponsored a forum, Outrageous Prescription Drug Prices: How States Are Fighting Back. The event, co-sponsored by National Physicians Alliance, was held at Quinnipiac University’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Attendees heard from keynote speaker Reshma Ramanchandran, MD MPP. Dr. Ramachandran spoke about how the pharmaceutical industry manipulates drug prices to increase their profits and drive up the cost of care for us all. She was instrumental in helping advocates in Maryland pass first-in-the-nation prescription drug price gouging legislation.
Other speakers at the forum included Aaron Berman and Ted Lee, student fellows from Yale University’s Global Health Justice Partnership practicum.
The forum touched on how the federal government and other states are approaching the pressing issue of high and rapidly increasing prescription drug prices and then turned to a discussion about what can be done right here in Connecticut to address the problem.
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