August 19, 2019 In The News, Media

Norcross to Convene Roundtable with South Jersey Type 1 Diabetics on the High Prices of Prescription Drugs, Including Insulin

InsiderNJ.com
August 19, 2019

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) will convene a roundtable discussion about the high cost of prescription drugs, including insulin, with South Jersey adults and youth living with Type 1 Diabetes.

“Throughout the year, I’ve been hearing from New Jersey patients, pharmacists and doctors about how the high prices are forcing people to make unthinkable choices. In these conversations, unaffordable insulin is often mentioned. That’s why I want to hear from the families directly impacted in our community and discuss how we can stand up to big pharma together,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “Families are crying out for relief – we must rein in high prescription drug costs.”

The cost of prescription drugs in the United States has been steadily increasing and the price of four of the most popular types of insulin tripled over the past decade.

Reporters interested in attending are asked to please RSVP to Ally.Kehoe@mail.house.gov  

WHAT:          Norcross to convene a roundtable with adults and youth living with Type 1 Diabetes to discuss combatting the high prices of prescription drugs, including insulin

WHERE:      William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, Haddon Township Branch

                       15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont, NJ 08108

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

WHO:            Congressman Donald Norcross, South Jersey Type 1 Diabetics (adults, youth and parents), Representatives of the JDRF South Jersey

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