Klobuchar highlighting need to pass legislation lowering prescription drug prices

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) held a virtual press conference with health care advocates and drug pricing experts discussing the urgent need to pass a reconciliation package.

Included in the package is historic legislation to lower prescription drug prices before the Senate begins its August recess.

Last month, Sen. Klobuchar and Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) urged the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to examine parallel price increases of widely-used blood-thinning medications.

Currently Klobuchar has the support of the AARP, Democrats and President Biden for the Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act of 2021.