On the Senate introduction of the Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price-gouging Act (MMAPPP) yesterday, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:
"Our economic crisis cannot be solved without a prioritized focus on the COVID health crisis. From testing, to contact tracing to vaccine development these investments are paramount to getting this crisis under control. A vaccine must be affordable, available and accessible to all, especially given the taxpayers have already paid for its development. Profit gouging during a pandemic by Pharma monopolies will have a direct impact on the small business economy's ability to make it through this crisis. The MMAPPP Act is critical to reigning in pharmaceutical monopolies, making sure a vaccine is affordable, safe and effective, which will ultimately support small businesses."