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LDPN in the News 06.08.2021

Orlando Sentinel Opinion: Biden’s health coverage improvements don’t go far enough

President Joe Biden recently said: “Health care should be a right, not a privilege in America.” Having spent a lifetime navigating Florida’s patchwork of health coverage options and providers, I couldn’t agree more.

Nearly 40 years ago I gave birth while covered by Medicaid,

LDPN in the News 05.27.2021

Ohio Capital Journal Opinion: To fix drug costs, stop Big Pharma price-gouging and tax-dodging

By Hannah Hendrix, American Medical Student Association

I’m studying at The Ohio State University to become a doctor because I want to help people. Unfortunately, far too many Americans today are confronting skyrocketing prescription drug costs that prevent them from following their doctor’s advice because they can’t afford treatments they need.

LDPN in the News 05.27.2021

Market Watch Opinion: Empowering Medicare to negotiate cheaper drug prices could finally break Big Pharma’s grip on our health

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act would be long-overdue step towards making prescription medicines more affordable for all Americans

By Margarida Jorge

In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, while receiving billions in taxpayer dollars to help develop critically needed vaccines,

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.

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