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Proposed bill would reduce cost of prescription drugs in Michigan

Posted: 4:45 AM, Nov 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-18 07:40:02-05
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(WXYZ) — A bill introduced by state senator Ruth Johnson would reduce the cost of prescription drugs in Michigan.

The bill would establish a Canadian drug importation program in Michigan.

An AARP Michigan rally will be held in Detroit Monday to highlight the efforts to reduce costs. Johnson will be joined by several other political officials, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Debbie Dingell.

According to AARP, the annual cost of prescription drug treatment rose 57.8% between 2012 and 2017. It is reportedly estimated that one-third of Michigan patients are not taking prescribed medication because they cannot afford it.

The rally will be held at Waterview Loft Monday at 11 a.m. For more information on the legislation, click here.