Episode 110: P4AD’s David Mitchell on Drug Pricing and Living with Multiple Myeloma

Episode 110: P4AD’s David Mitchell on Drug Pricing and Living with Multiple Myeloma


David Mitchell has an incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma. The price of his current drugs is more than $875,000 per year. Like millions of Americans, David needs innovation and new drugs to survive, but he believes drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them. After more than 30 years at a D.C. policy and communications firm, he retired in December 2016 to devote his full energy to helping change policy to lower prescription drug prices. Patients For Affordable Drugs mobilizes patients and allies at the federal and state levels and does not accept funding from any organizations that profit from the development or distribution of prescription drugs. It is one of our favorite organizations, and the only one of its kind on the Hill doing this work without the funding of big pharma. Leveraging the power of patient stories, P4AD works on a bipartisan level to create policy change in favor of reduced drug pricing and eased accessibility to necessary medications and treatments. Their work is remarkable, and we are proud to have their founder on the show!



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