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LDPN in the News 05.19.2021

Missoula Current Opinion: Congress should stop rewarding pharma with tax breaks for gouging patients

Love them or hate them, most Americans pay their fair share of taxes into the government’s coffers as a basic duty. In return, we get roads, schools, law enforcement, health services, clean air and water and other public goods that benefit everyone.

But for too long,

LDPN in the News 05.10.2021

Politico: AARP PUSHES CONGRESS TO TACKLE DRUG PRICING THIS YEAR

AARP and more than a dozen other patient advocacy organizations have signed onto a letter asking members of Congress to support H.R. 3, the House Democrats’ drug price negotiation bill.

The letter, organized by advocacy groups Lower Drug Prices Now and Patients for Affordable Drugs,

LDPN in the News 05.03.2021

AP: Democrats must find narrow path to curb high medicine prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they’ve been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration.

But they still lack a clear path to enact legislation.

LDPN in the News 05.03.2021

Common Dreams: Moderna Offer of Vaccines for Global South ‘Not a Substitute for Patent Justice,’ Advocates Say

Advocates for vaccine equity on Monday responded to the news of Moderna’s pledge to make 500 million doses of its vaccine available to developing countries by calling for a truly global effort to end the coronavirus pandemic—rather than individual acts of charity by pharmaceutical companies.

LDPN in the News 04.29.2021

STAT: Biden called for drug pricing reform this year.

WASHINGTON — President Biden told Congress Wednesday to let Medicare negotiate drug prices this year. But it’s an empty call to action.

“Let’s give Medicare the power to save hundreds of billions of dollars by negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs.

LDPN in the News 04.28.2021

Common Dreams: Study Commissioned by Sanders Shows US Pays 2 to 4 Times More for Prescription Drugs Than Other Nations

The Vermont senator urged Biden to include key drug-pricing reforms in his American Families Plan to stop Big Pharma from “ripping off the American people.”

A new government study commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that the U.S. pays two to four times more for prescription drugs than other rich countries,

LDPN in the News 04.28.2021

The Independent: Study reveals Americans pay four times more for medicine compared to wealthy countries

A government study commissioned by Senator Bernie Sanders has revealed that Americans pay two to four times more on prescription medicine compared to other wealthy countries.

Analysis released by the Government Acountability Office (GAO) found that US consumers and insurers paid 2.82 times more than in Canada,

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