The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
The average American now pays more than $1,112 annually on prescription drugs, and the country as a whole spends $400 billion on prescription drugs every year.
The bill I’m working on — SB 17 — ensures more transparency and accountability from drug companies, requiring them to give notice before raising prices. The bill passed the State Senate and is waiting on a final vote in the Assembly!
This comes at a time when pharmaceutical companies jack up the prices on lifesaving medications without justifying the increases or giving advance warning to consumers.
Working families shouldn’t have to choose between paying their rent or buying their medications. We can’t afford to keep putting profits before people.