As a retired Air Force veteran who spent 24 years serving my country, I understand what it’s like to fight for the basics. Millions of veterans have sacrificed and contributed in countless ways to protect freedoms, ensure security and save lives through the years.
These actions by President Biden — importation and ending pay-for-delay on generics — are helpful steps to increase competition and access for patients on some drugs. But these steps alone won’t fundamentally solve the problem of price gouging by pharmaceutical corporations that have monopoly power to set and increase prices whenever they want.
For the pharmaceutical industry, Independence Day is secondary to their favorite reason to celebrate in July: price hikes always come first.
Imagine this: You go to the pharmacy to pick up some things you need, like Prilosec for heartburn, a bottle of vitamin D, some iron and B12 pills, Breathe Right nose strips, and, from the pharmacy, sertraline for anxiety. Put together,
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
June is Pride Month, and according to SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) there are around 3 million LGBTQ seniors 65+ living in the United States. The discrimination that LGBTQ seniors have faced both socially and legally over their lifetimes has taken a toll on their health and well-being.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), opinion contributor
Every time I hear a constituent struggling to afford next month’s medications, wondering whether they’ll have to choose between paying for a lifesaving prescription and paying rent, the same question — the same frustration — rushes through my mind.
Progressives pushing Congress and President Joe Biden to enact drug pricing reforms that lower costs applauded a two-page principles document published Tuesday by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden.
“It’s time for Congress to hold Big Pharma accountable for price-gouging at the pharmacy counter.”