August 12, 2019 – The Prescription Justice Board of Directors stands with AARP and Families USA in support of the administration’s Safe Importation Action Plan but strongly urges Congress and the administration to quickly enact more impactful reforms to address the nation’s prescription drug price crisis.

As a reminder, Prescription Justice brought 24 organizations together in support of the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act.

 

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Kaiser Family Foundation

August 9, 2019 – With continued attention from policymakers on prescription drug costs, a 2019 KFF Health Tracking Poll took a deep dive into the views of Americans on a variety of topics related to prescription drugs with special attention paid to the experiences and attitudes of older adults, defined here as people ages 65 and older. Older adults’ experiences with prescription medications can vary significantly based on their health status, how many prescription drugs they are currently taking, and other demographic variables like household income

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NPR

August 9, 2019 – Back home in Iowa for the August recess, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley is making the case in this conservative state for a sweeping drug bill, even though many in his party do not support it.

“One of the few times, if it isn’t the only time, that I’ve been chairman of various committees that I haven’t had at least a majority of Republicans on my side,” Grassley conceded at a town hall meeting in Aurelia this week, but he added: “It’s probably more valuable to have the president on your side.”

 

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Axios 

August 9, 2019- The Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to lower drug prices are much more aggressive than what the party has supported in the past.

Between the lines: There are big differences among the candidates’ platforms, but the entire debate has shifted to the left.

 

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CT Mirror

August 7, 2019- For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Connecticut, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for residents of the Constitution State increased only 12 percent. Prescription drugs do not work if patients cannot afford them.

 

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