Statement from AARP Michigan Director Paula D. Cunningham on Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Posted on 08/30/23

Paula D. Cunningham, Michigan State Director

“AARP applauds Governor Whitmer’s announcement today seeking the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to address skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. We know 58% of Michiganders report not filling a prescription because of the cost. There is no reason why Michiganders should continue to pay three times what other nations pay for the same drugs. Enough is enough. A Prescription Drug Affordability Board is the consumer watchdog we need to provide much-needed prescription drug price relief. AARP Michigan commends the current administration to right this wrong and urges the Legislature to make it happen. We also appreciate the administration’s ongoing efforts to support the 1.7 million family caregivers across the state.”

For media inquiries: Cathleen Simlar,, 248-761-7145.

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