An open letter to Sen. Cantwell, Sen. Murray.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Cantwell, Sen. Murray

From: A verified voter in Vancouver, WA

July 10

I am your constituent and I want you to have a look at the state of prescription drugs in the US. The FTC just released a report that documents how 3 Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) control nearly 90% of the prescriptions in the US. Here is a link to the report, https://www.ftc.gov/reports/pharmacy-benefit-managers-report. PBMs take kickbacks to push certain drugs to patients as opposed to what doctors select, they have unfair and uncompetitive business arrangements with pharmacies. Their behavior has dire consequences. Since they unfairly increase prices, 30% of those surveyed skipped medications because of cost. You were sent to do a job and I want you to rein in those that take advantage of the sick to line their pockets unfairly. I want you to cosponsor and enact S. 1339, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Act and start protecting your constituents. Thank you.

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