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Sen. Blumenthal to Host Discussion about Prescription Drug Prices in West Hartford

At a press conference in West Hartford in August 2018, Sen. Richard Blumenthal holds up a package of EpiPens, which have skyrocketed in cost are in short supply. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has announced that he will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday at Conard High School focused on prescription drug prices.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Conard High School in West Hartford, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will meet with constituents to discuss sky-high prescription drug prices burdening many families and forcing stark choices between purchasing critical prescription drugs and buying necessities like food and electricity.

At the federal level, Blumenthal is working to lower prescription drug costs by requiring negotiations of Medicare drug prices, importing prescription drugs, prohibiting drug company price gauging and patent abuses. He is seeking to spur competition so consumers have more robust choices.

Blumenthal is inviting constituents to share their personal experiences with rising prescription drug costs and their views on the subject. Residents who are unable to attend are encouraged to send their thoughts to [email protected] or share their story on social media using the hashtag, #DrugPricesTooHigh.

The meeting will be held in the Conard High School Auditorium and is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m.

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