Representative Angela Witwer Takes on Big Pharma, Fights to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Witwer voted to cut costs tacked on by the pharmaceutical lobby: “I will continue to fight to ensure that our community members receive the medication they need.”

Representative Angela Witwer Takes on Big Pharma, Fights to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4348, 4351, and 4352, legislation designed to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders.

Representative Angela Witwer joined with legislators from both parties to pass the bills, which will limit costs tacked on by licensing pharmacy benefits managers — middlemen who control whether patients can access their prescriptions and how much they pay.

“I’ve worked tirelessly to address escalating drug costs since becoming a state legislator. No one should have to choose between purchasing food and an essential medication, least of all our seniors who have given so much to our communities,” said Witwer, who served on the governor’s prescription drugs task force. “I’m proud of the work we accomplished on both sides of the aisle and will continue to fight to ensure that our community members receive the medication they need.”

Witwer, who is in her second term representing the 71st House District, began her career working in the burn unit of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing before becoming the manager of pediatric rehabilitation. After 22 years in health care, she co-founded Edge Partnerships, a communications firm, and served as an advocate for improving public education and community engagement.