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Common sense Medicare changes can help patients, boost economic growth

Connecticut is becoming a major player in the bioscience industry. In fact, the biopharmaceutical sector added $17.5 billion to the Connecticut economy in 2015 and created a total of 56,204 jobs. As Congress continues to debate changes aimed to lower the cost of prescription drugs, the Chamber of Commerce Eastern Connecticut urges Members of Congress to support plans that also encourage future medical innovation and drug development by preserving access to a range of drug options, so this booming industry can continue to thrive.