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Landmark Bill to Cut Prescription Drug Prices Clears Congress

AARP CEO hails passage and says measure will bring relief to millions

Congress has an opportunity to lower the prices of your medications by allowing Medicare to negotiate. Let’s make some noise and show Congress why they need to lower drug prices NOW.

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Fighting For You

Prescription Drug Win Caps AARP’s Fight for Lower Prices

The power of tens of millions of 50-plus adults led to a historic victory

Volunteers Made a Difference in Historic Medicare Vote

Volunteers nationwide asked lawmakers to offer relief from prescription drug prices

High Prescription Drug Prices Takes Its Toll

Retired police officer had to sell his home to pay his medicine bills

10 Prescription Drugs That Cost Medicare the Most

AARP research finds brand-name manufacturers still increasing prices

Medicare Spending on Rx Outpaces Development Costs

AARP research shows pharmaceutical companies more than recoup their R&D costs

​What if Milk Prices Rose as Fast as Prescription Drugs?

​Basic staples would be out of reach for many if prices went up at the same rate as prescription drugs

How Americans Are Impacted by Prescription Drugs Costs

Americans pay more than three times what people in other countries for the same medicines

The Human Cost of High Prescription Drug Prices

Older adults share how they cope with costly prescriptions

AARP is Fighting to Stop Unfair Rx Prices

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AARP's Solutions

Stop Price Gouging

Let Medicare negotiate prices

    

Increase Affordability

Cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors

    

Close Loopholes

Increase the availability of generics

    

Support Transparency

Make drug firms justify big price hikes

    

An Unfair Burden

Meet Doug Lehman: Wouldn't Be Alive Without His Medicine

Pays more than $500 per month for his medications

Meet Kendrick: Insurance Won't Pay for New Medicine

Doesn't cover blood pressure drug that's best for him

Meet Bill Hawkins: AARP Employee has Insurance

But worries about affording his insulin in retirement

       

Meet Larry Zarzecki: Crusading Against Drug Costs

He pays $3,200 a month to manage his Parkinson’s

    

Meet Bob Keller: Wife’s Health Insurance Key to His Survival

Drug costs too high for couple to enjoy retirement

    

Meet Pam Holt: Cancer Drug Put Her in Deep Financial Hole

She had to refinance her home to pay Rx bills

    

High Prices Lead Consumers to Ignore Doctors' Orders

New analysis shows 28 percent of Americans do not follow their medication regimens

     

AARP Urges Congress to Address Drug Costs

Invest savings back into Medicare by creating new dental, hearing and vision benefits

     

California Law Could Improve Access to Generic Drugs

Governor signs bill making drug companies prove their 'pay for delay' deals don't hinder competition

     

Cancer Patient Asks Congress to Allow Price Negotiations

Witnesses at hearing on Rx bill say measure would make medicines affordable

     

Plan Paves Way for Safely Importing Prescription Drugs

Consumers could get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad

     

Soaring Drug Prices Affect Nearly Every American

Lawmakers at every level need to address this problem

     

More States Win Prescription Drug Protections

Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio advance fixes

     

Federal Judge Blocks Drug Transparency Rule

AARP calls ruling a step back in fight against skyrocketing prices

     

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

     

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

     

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

Here's What Soaring Drug Costs Could Have Bought

Medicare forced to pay billions more to cover enrollees

       

Americans Can't Afford Rising Drug Prices

The high cost of drugs is forcing people to make difficult decisions