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LDPN in the News 07.13.2021

Des Moines Register: For veterans and for everybody else, Congress must lower drug prices now

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.

LDPN in the News 07.04.2021

Maine Compass: Celebrate veterans this Fourth of July by lowering drug prices

 

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,

LDPN in the News 07.04.2021

Pass HR 3 to rein in drug prices

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.

LDPN in the News 06.23.2021

Senator Duckworth: Senate must pass bill to enable the government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices

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.

LDPN in the News 06.22.2021

Common Dreams: Key Senate Democrat Applauded for Manifesto on Reducing Drug Costs

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.”

LDPN in the News 06.22.2021

San Diego Union-Tribune: Congress should support the Lower Drug Costs Now Act for affordable medicine

By Annemarie Gibson, a mother of two children 13 and 11 years old living with Type 1 diabetes. She lives in Mira Mesa.

 

As the mom of two children with Type 1 diabetes, I constantly worry: What if my husband and I lose our health coverage or can no longer afford the medicines they need because drug corporations raise the prices beyond our means?Our sons,

LDPN in the News 06.08.2021

Portland Press Herald Commentary: Congress should stop rewarding Big Pharma with tax breaks for gouging patients

By Emily Ingwersen, Special to the Press Herald

Thousands of Mainers and millions of Americans recently filed taxes. As a small-business owner, I probably think more about taxes than the average Mainer, and every tax day I find myself reflecting on all the important investments that taxes make possible in our communities.

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