U.S. Representative Buddy Carter represents the First Congressional District of Georgia, which covers the southeast portion of of the state and includes Waycross, Savannah and the Golden Isles. He has served in the House of Representatives since 2015 and currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee. We recently asked the Congressman to visit with us and our Inside Democracy readers.
As the only pharmacist in Congress, how do you believe Congress can work to lower prescription drug prices for Georgians and Americans across the country?
Since coming to Congress, it’s been a top priority of mine to utilize my background as the only pharmacist in Congress to tackle the impact of drug prices on Americans. As a pharmacist for more than thirty years, I saw first-hand when elderly couples had to choose between their medications and groceries. It’s unacceptable.
This needs to be a team effort with Congress, the president, and the entire administration and I am thrilled that President Trump recently released a plan to lower drug costs. This plan includes exposing the man behind the curtain, the pharmacy benefit managers.
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