Yes on Prop. 61 for Fair Drug Prices Bus Tour Reaches South San Francisco!

Prop. 61 Rally with Veterans, Nurses, Seniors, Patients and more in
South San Francisco to get California on the road for lower drug prices

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#prop61–Yes on Prop. 61:

 

What:

Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act,
will gather at South San Francisco City Hall for a Yes on Prop. 61
rally, which will include speeches from registered nurses from the
California Nurses Association. Over 100 participants will then board
the 40-foot double-decker On the Road to Lower Drug Prices bus and
make additional stops throughout South San Francisco, bringing the
fight to the doors of Big Pharma!
 

When:

Thursday, 9/29/16 at 10:30 AM

 

Where:

Rally and Boarding of the On the Road to Lower Drug Prices Bus
– South San Francisco City Hall, 417 Grand Avenue, South San
Francisco, California

 

Who:

Californians for Lower Drug Prices

California Nurses Association

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

WORLD (Oakland)

 

Visuals:

40-foot double decker bus; Giant inflatable mosquito, representing
lack of Zika virus vaccine; EpiPens
 

Further details on additional statewide stops
will be available on our 
Facebook page!

The On the Road to Lower Drug Prices tour has already stopped in Los
Angeles, Orange County, Bakersfield, Stockton, Merced, and Fresno. You
can still catch the bus as it makes stops in Modesto, Santa Barbara,
Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside, San Francisco,
San Jose, and more!

Background

Prop. 61 is a simple measure that allows California to leverage its
massive negotiating power to achieve lower drug prices for the most
vulnerable Californians. Drug companies are scared of Proposition 61
because they know it will put us on the road to lower drug prices!

Proposition 61 would require the state of California to negotiate with
drug companies for drug prices that are no more than is paid for the
same drugs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Unlike
Medicare, the DVA negotiates for drug prices on behalf of the millions
veterans it serves, and pays on average 20-24 percent less for
medications than other government agencies, and up to 40 percent less
than Medicare Part D. Prop. 61 empowers the state, as the
healthcare buyer for millions of Californians, to negotiate a better
deal for taxpayers, saving the state billions.

Contacts

Yes on Prop. 61 Spokesperson
Roger Salazar, 916-284-1255
RSalazar@alzamedia.com
or
Press
Event/Logistics:

Shea McCaslin, 916-612-1215
Shea@alzamedia.com