Enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to help craft the PACT Act 2022, which was unveiled by the Massachusetts Senate on February 3, 2022. The Senate has continually been a leader in putting forth policies to address rising healthcare costs, and the PACT Act 2022 represents the next step in that effort – a focus on addressing rising prescription drug costs, improving patient access to medications, and enhancing transparency and oversight within the pharmaceutical industry. The PACT Act 2022 passed the Massachusetts Senate on February 10, 2022 but did not pass the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Press Release: Senate Unveils Pharmaceutical Access, Cost and Transparency (PACT) Act 2022
Press Release: Senate Passes Friedman-Crafted Pharmaceutical Access, Cost and Transparency (PACT) Act 2022
Senate taking another shot at drug pricing legislation — Published in Commonwealth Magazine on February 3, 2022
Massachusetts Senate again sends prescription drug bill to House — Published in MassLive on February 10, 2022
The #PACTAct2022 puts the @MA_Senate at the forefront of our state’s efforts to tackle rising prescription drug costs, by improving oversight of the pharmaceutical industry, reducing costs to patients and our health care system, and providing greater drug price transparency. pic.twitter.com/G9xiCBae35— Cindy Friedman (@CindyFriedmanMA) February 10, 2022