WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following a discussion about the rising costs of prescription drugs at the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement:

Senator Rick Scott said, “What was clear from today’s hearing is that there is no good explanation for why American consumers pay more for prescription drugs than consumers in Canada, Europe and Japan. My bill that I introduced with Senator Hawley puts American consumers first. It would prevent drug companies from charging us more than they charge patients in other countries. I’m sick and tired of my constituents subsidizing European countries so they can keep prices low for their constituents. The system needs to change.

“Our bill is the America First Drug Pricing Plan. It is a real, common-sense solution to help the American people afford the live-saving drugs they need. It’s time for action.”  

Click HERE to learn more about Senator Scott’s Transparent Drug Pricing Act.