Democrats target prescription drug affordability, access

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats in the New Hampshire Senate are working on a package of bills aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable and accessible.

Lawmakers say the measures will allow the importation of low-cost medications from Canada and will expand drug pricing transparency. Other bills will address the rebates that are paid to pharmacy benefit managers and will prohibit prescription drug price gouging.

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark of Portsmouth says no one should be forced to choose between their physical health and their financial health.