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Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Group seeking lower drug prices boosts Kim

Patients for Affordable Drugs begins digital ad campaign in NJ-3

By David Wildstein, January 06 2020 6:00 am

A group that advocates for lower prescription drug prices will begin airing digital ads thanking freshman Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton) for standing up to big pharma.

Kim was a co-sponsor of a bill that would permit Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies and then make the negotiated prices available to everyone, regardless of their insurance.  The House passed the bill last month.

“Drug prices are out of control, and millions of Americans are hurting,” said David Mitchell, a cancer patient and the founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now. “Patients are choosing between filling prescriptions and buying groceries –– and it’s got to stop. We want to thank Rep. Kim for standing strong against the pharma lobby and voting ‘Yes’ on H.R. 3.”

The group will run video and digital ads for Kim on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Patients for Affordable Drugs spent over $3 million to boost the re-election of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez in 2018.

Kim narrowly defeated Rep. Tom MacArthur in 2018 and is expected to face a competitive re-election campaign this year.

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