December 17, 2018 Press Releases

New Documentary Sheds Light on America’s Drug Pricing Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC— Patients For Affordable Drugs is pleased to support the release of a new documentary on America’s drug pricing crisis, “DRUG$: The Price We Pay.” The film will be released on Dec. 15 and will be available on Amazon, YouTube, and the film’s website.

The documentary features lawmakers, academic experts, and patients discussing the impact of rising prescription drug prices. Patients For Affordable Drugs founder David Mitchell is featured in the film, as well as Communications Director, Juliana Keeping. Mitchell relies on $400,000 of prescription drugs per year to treat his multiple myeloma. Keeping’s son lives with cystic fibrosis, a disease that also requires hundreds of thousands of dollars in medicines per year.

“This documentary offers a stark look at the corporate greed that is hurting patients every day,” Mitchell said. “The stories in this film are why Patients For Affordable Drugs works so hard to mobilize patients and their allies to fight for change.”

Screenings will be held in multiple cities to mark the documentary premiere. More information can be found on the film’s website.




Patients For Affordable Drugs is the only independent national patient organization focused exclusively on achieving policy changes to lower the price of prescription drugs.