ICYMI: Governor Katie Hobbs Unveils Plan That Will “Help Everyday Families and Arizonans Save on Prescription Drugs”

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Phoenix, AZ ~ Phoenix, AZ - In a move to bring transparency and accountability to the prescription drug industry and lower costs for Arizonans, Governor Katie Hobbs and Senator Eva Burch officially introduced SB1533 yesterday. The plan was announced at a local independent pharmacy in Phoenix, where Governor Hobbs outlined her strategy to crack down on price-gouging middlemen and protect taxpayer dollars.

Joined by Teresa Dickinson, owner of Melrose Pharmacy, Governor Hobbs highlighted the impact of price-gouging middlemen on small businesses like hers. Dickinson shared how these practices have made it more difficult for her to serve her clients. The governor was also joined by Marshall Militano, an Arizona retiree who struggles with his bills due to the rising costs of prescription drugs.

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The proposed plan has received support from various news outlets such as AZ Family, 12 News, and FOX11. According to AZ Family, the plan would "help everyday families and Arizonans save on prescription drugs." 12 News reported that Governor Hobbs "laid out a plan to lower prescription drug prices in Arizona" and ensure that savings intended for customers do not end up in the wrong hands. FOX11 stated that the plan would "protect people from price gouging" and ultimately save taxpayer money.

Governor Hobbs' plan aims to address the issue of rising prescription drug costs in Arizona and provide relief for everyday families and individuals. With support from local businesses and retirees, it is hoped that this legislation will bring much-needed transparency and accountability to the prescription drug industry.

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