Partner Activities: Letter

Senator Cassidy, We recognize your efforts to ensure patient access to affordable, innovative medicines and treatments. As you continue to consider different policy solutions to lower costs and increase access for patients, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) sit at the center of this discussion. And, it is clear that accountability is needed to lower the cost of medications at the pharmacy counter.

Patients want more affordable and innovative options, not fewer. Protect the ecosystem that
leads to biopharmaceutical innovation. Our goal should be to lower out-of-pocket costs and
improve access for patients.

In a joint letter, MRAN Louisiana partners urged Sen. Cassidy to co-sponsor the PASTEUR Act to secure legislative solutions for the rapidly growing threat of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections and advocate for its passage this year.