United States Senator Bill Cassidy talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about his efforts leading the Republican party's - and President Trump's - plan to lower prescription drug costs.

Cassidy has introduced a package of three bills focused on reducing drug prices by getting generics to market faster. One bill, called the Reforming Ever-greening and Manipulation that Extends Drug Years Act, the Protecting Access to Biosimilars Act and the Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act. All three legislative proposals already have the backing of, not only numerous Republican, but Democratic lawmakers

Says Cassidy, "“No matter where I go in Louisiana people are always mentioning the high cost of prescription drugs. To lower the cost of drugs we need to increase competition. Getting generics to market faster increases access and saves money for patients and taxpayers."

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