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"It shows that public officials around the country are willing to start making decisions on this issue and dealing with it in an affirmative way,” said John Hishta, AARP senior vice president for campaigns.
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
Lawmakers and companies should start here to reduce prescription medicine costs
Legislation would be a first step in fight to lower prescription drug prices
New federal rule adds transparency to prescription costs for consumers
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
Substitute she takes isn’t as good
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
Tell AARP Your Prescription Drug Story
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.
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
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
Expensive prescription drugs are a problem for us all
The high cost of drugs is forcing people to make difficult decisions
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