Downriver leaders to host prescription drug affordability town hall

TRENTON, Mich. – The high cost of prescription drugs is a growing crisis for many Downriver residents as big pharmaceutical companies continue to rake in record profits with little accountability.  

On Monday, Feb. 12, Downriver elected officials and a coalition of groups supporting the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) in Michigan, will host a public town hall to discuss this innovative solution. A PDAB is an independent body that will set upper payment limits on prescriptions and hold Big Pharma accountable so Michigan residents can afford their life-saving medications.  

Please join State Sen. Darrin Camilleri, D-Trenton; State Rep. Jaime Churches, D-Wyandotte; Trenton Mayor Steve Rzeppa, who serves as the Legislative and Political Director for AFSCME Council 25; Dr. Brittany Tayler, an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and a member of the American College of Physicians and Justin Mendoza, Executive Director of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines for a conversation on prescription drug costs, the proposed PDAB and more. Melissa Seifert, Associate State Director for AARP Michigan, will moderate the event. 

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2024 

WHERE: Westfield Center; 2700 Westfield St, Trenton, MI 48183 or via livestream. 

This event is completely free and open to the public.