For National Public Health Week, WashPIRG Students will host a press conference at the University of Washington with Senator Karen Keiser celebrating their successful work to establish a prescription drug affordability board.

SB 5532, passed this year, will establish a prescription drug affordability board, which will identify and conduct affordability reviews of drugs that either are priced at excessive levels or that have sharply increased in price.

WHO: Speakers will include Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Des Moines), Parnian Karimi (UW ‘23), WashPIRG campaign coordinator for the Affordable Healthcare Campaign, and Rashell Lisowski, Washington Community Action Network (CAN) lead organizer.

WHAT: Press conference

WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 6

WHERE:  Red Square at University of Washington campus, in front of Suzzallo Library, 4063 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105

READ MORE about the prescription drug affordability board.