2,997 HAVE SIGNED!

For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, demanding that they pass legislation to regulate prescription drug prices and end price gouging.

Update: We have surpassed 2,000 signatures! NationofChange is sending a letter to Congress with your signatures attached, asking them to regulate prescription drug prices. We will continue to send letters for every 1,000 signatures.

Americans pay, by far, the highest prices for prescription drugs in the entire world.

Access to health care is a human right, and that should include affordable prescription drugs. Yet we have companies like Mylan, Turing Pharmaceuticals, and Ariad Pharmaceuticals that love to hike drug prices up. This means that many life saving drugs have become unaffordable for the average American family.

Last year, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 per pill to $750.00 – overnight.

Prices for drugs overall have increased more than tenfold between the year 2000 and today. The average price of cancer drugs is increasing by over $8,000 a year.

It is time for Congress to pass legislation to regulate pharmaceutical drug prices and end price gouging. This should also include things such as allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, allowing the importation of cancer drugs across U.S. borders for personal use, legislation that prevents drug companies from delaying access to generic drugs and extending the life of drug patents, and creating an FDA approval group or mechanism that can estimate and propose a fair price for new treatments.




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Petition Text:

This is the petition as it will be sent to the recipients with your signatures attached.

Sincerely yours,

NationofChange and our readers, whose signatures are attached.

RECENT SIGNATURES

Yvonne

signed 1 min ago

Adriane

signed 2 hours ago

Pharmaceutical companies do more harm than good; they certainly do not deserve to earn ever greater profits while perpetrating their crimes

Kathryn

signed 4 hours ago

I take a drug that used to cost me $8 a month. Now it costs me $250 per month.

Jean

signed 4 hours ago

The failure to regulate prescription drug prices has led to unseemly, immoral pricing that benefits stockholders but certainly not citizens.

gwen

signed 4 hours ago

There is no one else I can trust. My sister died two years ago of pancreatic cancer, humana PA called it gerd to the end. They killed her.