Assemblymember David Chiu Statement on Governor Brown Signing Drug Pricing Transparency Bill SB 17

Monday, October 9, 2017

"Today we are one step closer to helping patients, governments, and businesses understand why specialty drug prices are so high - and to using that information to bring those costs down,” said Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), a principal co-author of SB 17 who has taken on this crisis since he served in local government. “I applaud the leadership and courage of Governor Brown, Senator Hernandez, my fellow co-author Assemblymember Jim Wood, and the broad coalition of patients, consumers, employers, businesses, labor, and health advocates who worked tirelessly in recent years to get this legislation across the finish line. We need answers for the child who needs an Epi-pen, the Hepatitis C patient who needs Sovaldi, and the AIDS patient who needs Daraprim."