AUGUSTA – If you believe the cost of medicine is rising, you’re not alone.
And some Maine legislators believe something should be done to keep the costs in check.
One bill introduced today would require the Maine State Attorney General to gather pricing information from the pharmaceutical companies.
Senator Eloise Vitelli, D-Aroowsic, said “When individuals begin to make choices between taking a life-sustaining drug or buying food and paying rent, we know we have a problem that cannot and should not be solved by individuals themselves.”
According to Steve Butterfield with Consumers for Affordable Health Care, medicine accounts for the fastest growing cost increase in the health care industry.