It is getting expensive out there! Retail prices for 267 brand-name drugs commonly used by older adults surged by an average of 5.8% in 2018, more than twice the general inflation rate of 2.4%, according to new AARP Public Policy Institute data.
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.
AARP New Hampshire today released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Granite State residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices for all Americans.
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement after the administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the importation of prescription drugs:
AARP New Hampshire Applauds the Strong Bipartisan Senate Finance Committee Vote for the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019
AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey issued the following statement, applauding Senator Maggie Hassan for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee’s Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019:
On June 27, 2019, the Legislature passed HB 696, common-sense legislation to better protect New Hampshire’s older and disabled adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The bill, which was the product of bipartisan compromise, will soon be on its way to Governor Sununu’s desk for signature. A diverse group of stakeholders is urging the Governor to sign this important bill into law.
The home of state government is a sacred place. In New Hampshire, we have the largest state legislative body in the country. (424 members!) So, we’re big but what really goes on and how does the legislative process work?
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