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May 11, 2018

Tester Pushes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Senator: Montanans Shouldn’t Be Forced to Break the Bank to Afford Their Medication

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after President Trump unveiled his prescription drug plan:

"Prescription drug prices are far too high and Montanans shouldn't be forced to break the bank to afford their medication. I'm pushing real solutions that will protect Montanans from another painful round of prescription drug price hikes. I will work with anyone to hold pharmaceutical companies and middle-men accountable so we can lower drug costs for families across our state."

Tester is pushing numerous bills through Congress to lower the cost of prescription drugs:

  • CREATES Act forces drug makers to turn over their samples to generic drug makers so cheaper versions of the medication get to market more quickly.
  • Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Drug Spending Act prevents Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or middle-men, from clawing back fees on prescription drug claims.
  • C-THRU Act forces Pharmacy Benefit Managers to disclose information on their pricing agreements with drug companies, insurance companies, and pharmacies so Montanans can know where exactly their money is going.
  • SPIKE Act requires drug companies to disclose publicly their reasoning for increasing prescription drug prices.

Tester voted for legislation earlier this year to close the Medicare Part D donut hole a year early, saving Montanans millions of dollars in prescription drug costs.

More information on Tester's efforts to lower prescription drug prices is available HERE.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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