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,
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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,