DeShanna McGee

Silver Spring, MD

Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

“I have Rheumatoid arthritis. The drugs to manage my disease cost $2,183 per month. Without those drugs, the disease is crippling. I am lucky—my employer offers good insurance. But I live in fear every day that I will lose my coverage and be unable to afford my drugs. I have a dream to start my own business doing meeting facilitation. But I can’t risk that venture given the costs of my drugs.”

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The prescription drug pricing system in the U.S. is rigged against patients. We are fighting to change that.

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