LANSING, Mich., Feb. 25, 2022 — This week, House and Senate Democrats together introduced a package of bills aiming to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Michiganders. The cost of prescription medication is rising even faster than inflation, and has been for years. State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids), a sponsor of one of the bills in the package, issued the following statement:

“The unfortunate reality is that not only has the cost of prescription medication increased dramatically over the last several years, but consumers are often given no explanation as to why. It’s unconscionable that in the richest nation on earth, people struggle to afford medicine that their doctor tells them they need. That’s why I’m proud to stand with my colleagues today to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, as other states have already done, that will help bring down the costs of medication and help citizens across the state live healthier lives.”