About P4AD Action


Patients For Affordable Drugs Action (P4ADA) is a bipartisan patient-led political action committee founded to make sure politicians hear from real patients and not just the drug industry political machine. P4ADA is spending millions in 2018 campaigns to defeat politicians who are in the pockets of Big Pharma and support elected officials fighting for lower drug prices.

The organization was founded by David Mitchell, a patient with incurable blood cancer whose drugs this year carry a price tag of more than $300,000. Ben Wakana serves as the Treasurer. 

In 2016, Big Pharma spent $247 million lobbying and in the last election cycle donated $30 million to help elect politicians. Now, Patients For Affordable Drugs Action works as a counterweight to the pharmaceutical political machine and fights for lower drug prices for Americans.

P4ADA received principal funding from the Action Now Initiative, a political advocacy organization founded by Laura and John Arnold.

Patients For Affordable Drugs Action is independent and refuses funding from any organization that profits from the development or distribution of prescription drugs.