Re: Support for SB 1243
To: Senator Charles Schwertner
Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the committee,
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons supports SB 1243 allowing donation of unused prescription drugs.
This bill is a common-sense solution to safely increase the availability of expensive life-saving drugs to uninsured and under-insured low-income Texas patients without putting additional burdens on taxpayers.
Additionally, we support this bill as it correctly places trust in the patient-physician relationship to make appropriate decisions about life-preserving patient care.
We respectfully ask the committee to vote to recommend adoption of SB 1243.
Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director