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Pat Berger, chair of Mass-Care, Selectman Len Simon, and Cindy Ku, M.D. will be available during the discussion after the film to help direct the conversation and answer questions. All have backgrounds in health care.
"Big Pharma: Market Failure" was produced by the Fix It Healthcare group of the Unfinished Business Foundation, a Pennsylvania group working on health care reform. The documentary addresses issues of spending on drug research and development, television advertising of prescription drugs, and the impact of drug pricing on consumers and the economy. Possible changes in the pharmaceutical industry are proposed.
Visit the Fix It Healthcare website for an introduction to the issue of pharmaceutical costs.
The program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sudbury. First Parish minister Rev. Marjorie Matty will introduce the film. There will be discussion and refreshments following the film.
You can help in locally in Sudbury at Candidates' Nights, voter registration drives, issues forums, and the civics bee. We plan action as well on domestic violence, gun control, the environments, and other issues.
The Sudbury LWV also contributed to lobbying for legislation at the state level including automatic voter registration, a strong criminal justice reform package, the pregnant workers' fairness act; the ACCESS bill to provide contraceptive coverage without co-pays or deductibles and the repeal of archaic laws targeting abortion and contraception.
You can see the discussion on Sudbury TV Video on Demand
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