Los Altos Town Crier: Just say ‘no’ to DRUGS Act

Myra Orta, Los Altos


At the behest of Big Pharma front groups, U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the DRUGS Act, a bill that would rob millions of Americans like me of critical daily medicines.

I depend on online Canadian pharmacies to afford my medication, which costs two or three times as much at U.S. pharmacies. If the DRUGS Act passes, the medications and savings I get through online Canadian pharmacies will no longer be accessible to me and millions of other Americans.

The Big Pharma special interests supporting the DRUGS Act claim that the bill would address illegal sales of opioids online; however, the bill fails to even mention the words “opioids” or “fentanyl.” Instead, the bill targets “nondomestic” pharmacies – international pharmacies that millions of Americans depend on for safe and affordable drugs. These pharmacies require valid prescriptions and don’t sell controlled substances.

Americans like me are in critical need of access to affordable prescription drugs. Our representatives and senators should say “no” to the DRUGS Act.