IN THE STATES: Biden Continues Working to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
March 17, 2023
In the states this week, local news highlighted how President Biden continues working to deliver on lowering prescription drug costs, with news that two more major drug companies, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi, are heeding President Biden’s call to cap the price of insulin at $35 a month in line with the Inflation Reduction Act. Sanofi and Novo Nordisk’s actions follow similar decisions by drug manufacturer Eli Lilly, which combined, make up 90% of the insulin market in the United States.
- In Maryland: WBAL: Some seniors to start paying less for certain prescription drugs
- In Nebraska: WOWT: Novo Nordisk plans price cuts for several insulins
- In Ohio: WTOL: As drugmakers pledge to slash insulin prices, local diabetics hope to reap benefits
- In Texas: KXXV: Sanofi is the latest insulin maker to announce price cap
- In Wisconsin: WI Proud: Sanofi cuts the price of its most prescribed insulin by 78 percent
On Wednesday, President Biden traveled to Nevada to discuss how the administration is working to lower costs and building on the progress Democrats made with the Inflation Reduction Act in capping insulin costs for seniors on Medicare at $35 a month. The president also called on MAGA Republicans to stop obstructing and work together to help lower costs.
Here’s what Nevadans are reading about President Biden’s work to lower the cost of life-saving prescription drugs for seniors and working families:
- Las Vegas Review-Journal: ‘It’s about your security’: Biden talks drug costs during UNLV stop
- Nevada Current: Biden promotes prescription drug plan during UNLV stop
Also this week, President Biden traveled to California to discuss taking action to reduce gun violence with an executive order to increase the number of background checks conducted before firearm sales.
- Los Angeles Times: Biden consoles Monterey Park over mass shooting, signs order to curb gun violence
- Orange County Register: In Monterey Park, President Joe Biden unveils executive order to curb gun violence
And Vice President Harris called out Republicans’ latest extreme attacks on reproductive rights, which endanger women’s health, with an impact that goes far beyond reproductive health care.
- In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: Kamala Harris slams Florida’s proposed 6-week abortion ban
- In Iowa: Des Moines Register: Kamala Harris says Iowa is ‘on the front line’ in national fight for reproductive rights
- In Texas: Houston Chronicle: VP Kamala Harris warns abortion pill ban would embolden ‘extremists’ to go after other medication
Not to be missed – local news in Nevada also highlighted Ron DeSantis’s support for creating a nuclear wasteland at Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the presidential hopeful traveled to the state last weekend.