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LDPN in the News 07.19.2021

Fierce Pharma: Pharma Congress has a ‘time-limited window’ to shake up drug pricing, employers, health groups say

A chance for meaningful drug pricing reform is upon us, dozens of purchasers, healthcare and employer groups contend. But Congress needs to capitalize on its “time-limited” opportunity, or the problem could stagnate or worsen.

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.

Press Releases 07.13.2021

Biden’s drug price actions helpful, but Congress must do more to lower drug prices for all.

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.

Press Releases 07.06.2021

New drug price hikes highlight urgent need for drug price reform

For the pharmaceutical industry, Independence Day is secondary to their favorite reason to celebrate in July: price hikes always come first.

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.

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