National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices Meeting
Posted Oct 28 2008 9:57pm
So there is a group of about eleven state representatives that calls itself the “National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices (NLARx).” Their purported mission is to make healthcare more affordable by reducing the costs of prescription drug prices. Despite evidence that pharmaceuticals only make up 10% of national healthcare spending, this organization is convinced that prescription drugs are the problem.
I was just speaking with someone in Hew Haven about this and learned something very interesting. This group held a meeting in Hartford in December 2006. They thought it would be a good idea to charge people to attend the meeting. However, they held it at the State Capitol Complex. Charging for a meeting in a government building is a big faux pas.
After being ridden out of the State of Connecticut, it seems they have been forced into New Hampshire for their next meeting this Friday (March 16). Having learned their lesson about charging for meetings in public places, they decided to host this one away from Concord. The Executive Director, Ms. Sharon Anglin Treat, may have missed that day at Georgetown Law, but at least she’s willing to learn from her mistakes.