On March 16, Right Care DC hosted a community forum on drug prices, featuring DC Representative Jamie Raskin. Other speakers included Claire Sachs, Vikas Saini, Shannon Brownlee, Barbara Dominguez, Alex Lawson, Natalie Spicyn, and Jesse Alston.
“Big Pharma profits are just going up, up, up,” said Raskin. “We see the same kind of climb in generics, and they are not doing any research at all.”
Claire Sachs, chair of the DC chapter of Right Care, said that when she first started taking insulin, one vial cost $11. “Now the one that I take is over $550.”