Gillibrand in Cohoes to discuss slashing prescription drug prices

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United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Cohoes Friday morning at Marra’s Pharmacy.

She was there to talk about her policy package that would slash prescription drug prices.

It’s a five-step plan to help bring down cots.

Some of those steps includes creating the Medicare Cost Assistance Program to help provide assistance with Medicare Part A and B premiums, as well as legislation to allow patients and pharmacists and wholesalers to import safe, affordable medicine from Canada and other countries.

Gillibrand said 30% of adults say they haven’t taken their medicine as prescribed because it simply costs too much money.