out why prescription drug costs
what you can do about it
MAY 21st from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
* next door to the Moscone Convention Center *
you know that AstraZeneca, the maker of the blockbuster heartburn medicine
makes an extra $6 MILLION each day it can delay FDA-approved generic drugs
from getting on the market?
you know that consumers have paid an extra $1.3 BILLION for needed medicine
patent expired in October 2001?
you know that the maker of Prilosec®
& NEXIUM®, AstraZeneca, is a major co-sponsor of the medical convention
at the Moscone Convention Center during “Digestive Disease Week” May 19
THE TOWN HALL MEETING ON MAY 21ST TO LEARN MORE
hear consumer advocates, medical experts and drug industry representatives discuss
some of the most egregious examples of consumer price gouging.
Learn about the tactics that name brand companies like AstraZeneca are
using to keep more affordable drugs from consumers. Find out what patients, consumers, practioners, and seniors
Since 1970, the national
Gray Panthers has pursued intergenerational approaches to achieve social and
economic justice. The Gray Panthers founded the SPAN Coalition of 125 senior
and consumer advocacy groups to win access to safe and affordable medicine for
For more information, please contact
Jon Golinger at the San Francisco Gray Panthers office:
(415) 552-8800 or visit www.SPANcoalition.org