As a starting point, the coalition encourages Becerra to use these existing tools “to make six medicines affordable and accessible to everyone who needs them.”
Those half-dozen medicines are the “exorbitantly priced” drugs Xtandi, a prostate cancer treatment; Paxlovid, Pfizer’s Covid-19 treatment; Descovy, an HIV prevention drug; Epclusa, a cure for hepatitis C; Symbicort, an inhaler; and insulin.
“Exercising executive authorities more widely could be transformative for public health,” states the letter, which was signed by the Action Center on Race & The Economy; the Center for Popular Democracy Action; Indivisible; People’s Action; PrEP4All; Public Citizen; Social Security Works; and T1International.
“We hope,” the coalition adds in its letter to Becerra, “you will choose to deploy these authorities and show the American people that the Biden administration is willing to deliver on its commitments to make medicines affordable.”
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