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AARP is supporting legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and forcing pharmaceutical companies to justify large increases.
A statewide information system that allows doctors, hospitals and other health care providers share medical records in real time is helping to improve patient care.
A crowd of supporters of AARP's Rx Greed campaign turned out at a rally on the Detroit River to support measures that would cut prescription drug prices, including an importation bill currently in the Michigan Legislature.
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 (PPI) data released today. The annual average cost of therapy for one brand-name drug ballooned to more than $7,200 in 2018, up from nearly $1,900 in 2006.
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