SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In preparation for its formal campaign launch this week, Yes on D will debut a music video tonight on the Comedy Central Network highlighting how rising drug prices are hurting all San Franciscans and how Prop D can help turn the tables on Big Pharma.
With unanimous support from the SF Board of Supervisors, the SF Democratic Party, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a broad coalition of health advocacy and neighborhood organizations, Prop D will:
- Grant the city more power to fight back against pharmaceutical companies that charge excessive prices for new medications - primarily those for patients suffering from chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS, cancer and diabetes.
- Find ways San Francisco can reduce the more than $23 million in taxpayer dollars it spends on medications through the Department of Public Health.
- Shine a light on unfair drug pricing practices, a critical driver of rising healthcare costs not addressed by reforms in the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).
The music video will air tonight on the Daily Show (Bay Area Comedy Central - 8:00 pm) and online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNtBY-kCts.
The Yes on D campaign will launch this Thursday at 10:45 AM at San Francisco City Hall.
About Prop D:
Prop D is a first in the nation drug pricing measure that allow San Franciscans to speak out on the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.
Prop D was placed on the ballot by nearly 18,000 San Franciscans and has unanimous support from the Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Democratic Party, the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and a coalition of health advocacy and neighborhood organizations.
In addition to finding ways the city can reduce its cost of the more then $23 million San Francisco spends on medications, the measure looks to shine a light on the ability for drug manufactures to set any price for essential medications, no matter how high the cost.
Paid for by the Committee on Fair Drug Pricing – FAIR/SF - Yes on D, major funding by The AIDS Healthcare Foundation