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"That there is a relatively high percentage of the population not taking their medicines is a sign that this is a pervasive issue," said Leigh Purvis, AARP's director of health services research.
It’s unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. We must crack down on price gouging and the greedy practices that keep prices artificially high. It’s time our leaders stick up for people 50+ and their families.
Fighting For You
Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio advance prescription drug fixes
Big Pharma’s successful lawsuit won’t stop bipartisan movement
Consumers could get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad
AARP calls ruling a step back in fight against skyrocketing prices
Bipartisan measure would cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries
Measure would increase generic drug access, curb surprise billing and increase transparency
Let Medicare negotiate prices
Cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors
Increase the availability of generics
Make drug firms justify big price hikes
An Unfair Burden
Pays more than $500 per month for his medications
Doesn't cover blood pressure drug that's best for him
But worries about affording his insulin in retirement
He pays $3,200 a month to manage his Parkinson’s
Drug costs too high for couple to enjoy retirement
She had to refinance her home to pay Rx bills
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Let your elected leaders know why lowering prescription drug prices now matters to you. Share your story and remind them why Americans need protection from rising medicine costs.
Specialty Drug Prices Soar to Nearly $79,000 a Year
AARP report finds costs average more than four times average annual Social Security benefit
Maine Gov. Approves New Prescription Drug Laws
Bills tackle price transparency, drug importation and create a medicine affordability board
Minnesota Consumers Gain Rx Protections
Wins include emergency refills and cost information from pharmacists
Texas Governor Signs Rx Price Transparency Bill
New law requires drugmakers to reveal large increases
Florida Governor Signs Drug Importation Bill
Colorado and other states advance proposals to allow consumers to get cheaper Canadian medicines
House Passes Bill to Bolster Generic Drug Access, ACA
Legislation would be a first step in fight to lower prescription drug prices
Drug Companies Ordered to Show Prices in TV Ads
New federal rule adds transparency to prescription costs for consumers
Here’s How to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Problems that lawmakers and companies should tackle to reduce medicine costs
States Join Fight to Lower Prescription Prices
43 legislatures consider measures ranging from transparency to drug importation
We Must Stop Rx Greed Now
Expensive prescription drugs are a problem for us all
The Barriers Blocking Cheaper Prescription Drugs
These practices reduce access to lower-cost medications
The Hidden Costs Behind Rx Discounts
Coupons and charity keep list prices high, costing insurers and governments more
Floridians Share Outrage Over Prescription Drug Prices
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins kicks off Rx Greed listening tour. "We as a country are better than this. We shouldn't have our seniors struggling every day to meet their basic needs,” said Jenkins.
Generics 18 Times Cheaper Than Brand-Name Drugs
Competition continues to bring down prices for popular generic prescription medicines
Bipartisan Bills Would Increase Access to Generics
AARP supports measures that would help lower exorbitant prescription drug prices
AARP Launches Campaign to Lower Rx Prices
Americans over 50 want more access to generics and out-of-pocket costs capped
More than a quarter of pre-Medicare adults aren’t taking their medicines as prescribed because of cost
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The high cost of drugs is forcing people to make difficult decisions
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