New group plans midterm spending against high drug prices

New group plans midterm spending against high drug prices

A new patient group says it plans to spend seven figures this year backing candidates who support policies to lower drug prices in what it hopes will be a counter to the pharmaceutical industry.

The group is called Patients for Affordable Drugs NOW, and is founded by a cancer patient named David Mitchell.

The group is circulating a questionnaire to candidates, and says that it could back some Republicans as well as Democrats, depending on candidates’ positions on drug prices.

“We will go after anyone who shills for pharmaceutical companies, if you are a Democrat [or] if you are a Republican,” said Ben Wakana, the group’s president.

The Hill has more here.

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