It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
Release: New Data Shows One in Three Alabamians Stopped Taking a Prescription Drug as Prescribed Due to Cost
AARP Alabama Shows Impact of Skyrocketing Drug Prices on Alabamians with New Data and Infographic
How can you make Montgomery an even better place to live, work, and play? By voting for the next Mayor of Montgomery in the General Election on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Visit this page for all the information you need before you head to the polls.
For decades, big pharmaceutical companies have raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Alabama, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58% between 2012 and 2017...
Survey Launch Press release 5/13/2019 2019 Alabama Caregiving Survey Annotation Alabama Family Caregiver Profile One-pager Family Caregiver Act One-pager
Elder Abuse can happen anywhere, anytime. It’s estimated that older adults lose about $3 billion annually due to financial exploitation and abuse. The effects go beyond the checkbook; it can cause emotional distress, deterioration of physical health, and loss of independence. Only about 1 out of 14 cases are actually reported to authorities. If you suspect someone is being abused, please report it to local law enforcement or the Alabama Department of Senior Services (1-800-243-5463).
Which issues will be front and center when the state legislature convenes in January? Find out during a tele-town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 28. AARP Alabama will detail its legislative priorities for 2018, including help for family caregivers, access to home and community-based services, improving guardianship laws, and protecting Medicaid.
AARP Alabama would like to thank the Alabama Legislature for the passage of legislation today that will ensure full funding for Medicaid in fiscal year 2017.
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