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Reid Porter

Reid Porter is Senior Director of State Public Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Reid leads the State Public Affairs team — focusing on supporting biopharmaceutical companies across America and their commitment to combatting the coronavirus health crisis while advancing research and development to meet patients' needs and ensuring that patients can access the medicines they need. Reid double majored in English Literature and Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont and holds a graduate certificate in Publishing from Columbia University. He enjoys traveling, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, playing and watching soccer, practicing violin, rereading Hemingway novels, and spending time with family.

Recent Posts

Holding pharmacy benefit managers accountable

By Reid Porter  |    February 23, 2023
State legislative sessions across the country are in full swing, and many state officials have made lowering the cost of medicine for patients a top priority. If policymakers are serious about...   Read More

Stopping pharmacy benefit managers from “gaming the system”

By Reid Porter  |    February 22, 2023
People around the country say they are paying too much for their prescription medicines. State policymakers could help address this problem now. Doing so starts with stopping pharmacy benefit...   Read More

Minnesota lawmakers are letting PBMs off the hook, and threatening patients’ access to medicines

By Reid Porter  |    January 31, 2023
Middlemen don’t want patients to know how they are stacking the deck against them.   Read More

Patients win as West Virginia implements first-in-nation share the savings policy

By Reid Porter  |    July 8, 2022
West Virginia took a big step towards making insurance work like it should last week. As of July 1, thanks to bipartisan state legislation passed and signed by the Governor in 2021, insurers and...   Read More

Analysis: States can help patients save nearly $1,000 annually on their medicines

By Reid Porter  |    April 21, 2022
According to a new Ipsos/PhRMA poll, most Americans — 82% — agree that lowering out-of-pocket costs for health care should be a top priority for policymakers. A good place to start in lowering these...   Read More

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