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HHS Issues New Rule for Importing Prescription Drugs

"We believe this proposed rule is a potentially effective tool to implement the laws that several states have now enacted to make certain drugs more affordable," said AARP's David Certner.

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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.

Companies Raise Prices on COVID-19 Drugs

Report reveals increases on 245 medicines since first coronavirus case hit U.S.

    

New Hampshire Caps Insulin Costs, Backs Drug Importation

AARP-supported bills add to increasing number of state actions on prescription prices

    

What Impact Will the Election Have on Rx Drug Prices?

The topic remains a major issue despite the coronavirus pandemic

What Impact Will the Election Have on Rx Drug Prices?

The topic remains a major issue despite the coronavirus pandemic

    

Seriously Ill Medicare Enrollees Are Struggling Financially

High prescription drug prices are mostly to blame, survey says

    

How to Cut Costs on Prescription Drugs

If you’re willing to do a little shopping around, you can lower your drug costs

    

Hundreds of Prescription Drugs Are Costlier in 2020

Data show price increases on many popular medicines despite public outcry

    

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

    

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

    

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.

     

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

     

House Vote on Drug Bill Expected in December

Lawmakers waiting for full analysis on measure to lower costs through price negotiation, spending caps

     

House Leaders Unveil Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Medicare could negotiate prices, and out-of-pocket costs would be capped

     

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

     

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Lower Drug Prices

Bipartisan measure would cap out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries

     

Federal Judge Blocks Drug Transparency Rule

AARP calls ruling a step back in fight against skyrocketing prices

     

Senate Panel Adopts Sweeping Health Costs Bill

Measure would increase generic drug access, curb surprise billing and increase transparency

     

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

Here's What Soaring Drug Costs Could Have Bought

Medicare forced to pay billions more to cover enrollees

       

How Americans in Every State are Coping with the Runaway Costs of Prescription Drugs

More than a quarter of pre-Medicare adults aren’t taking their medicines as prescribed because of cost

       

Speak Out Against Rx Greed

Our ‘Raise Your Voice’ smart speaker app will help you call Congress

       

Americans Can't Afford Rising Drug Prices

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