April 8, 2022
The Honorable David Cicilline
2233 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Cicilline,
On behalf of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s millions of members and supporters, I write to endorse the Generic Substitution Non-Interference Act that would block so-called “Dispense-As-Written” campaigns where drug manufacturers incentivize health care providers to specify a brand drug on a prescription to block generic substitution at the pharmacy. These campaigns increase drug spending by encouraging overuse of brand drugs when cheaper, equally effective generic alterative is available.
We applaud your leadership in supporting the use generics to bring down the exorbitant cost of prescription drugs.
President and CEO