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TOMORROW: Cummings to Address Nurses and Health Professionals on Investigation of Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Apr 20, 2016
Press Release

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

TOMORROW:  Cummings to Address Nurses and Health Professionals on Investigation of Skyrocketing Drug Prices

 

Washington, D.C.—Tomorrow, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will speak about his investigation of the rising costs of prescription drugs at the American Federation of Teachers’ Nurses and Health Professional Issues Conference and Labor Academy.

For the past several years, Cummings has been investigating the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and price gouging by pharmaceutical companies on medicines used to treat everything from common health conditions to life-threatening illnesses.  Cummings has also been working to identify measures that would increase access to affordable medications for patients, healthcare providers, and hospitals across the country.  His investigations have shined a light on CEOs like Martin Shkreli and Michael Pearson who drastically raised prices for critical drugs at the expense and health of the American people.

Who:               Ranking Member Cummings

What:             AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Professional Issues Conference

Where:           Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

When:             Approximately 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2016 

114th Congress