— Is the high cost of your prescription drugs making you sick? Mainers are sharing their stories. Mainers are also attending our #StopRxGreed Community Conversations being held in towns across Maine in collaboration with state legislators. Join the conversation! Ask questions, tell us your story and work with us to make your voice heard. Click here to see the full schedule.   “I am a retired nurse.  I know how the healthcare system works. Despite research and multiple conversations with my …

— AARP Maine is hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation. We’ve invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers …

— RALEIGH—Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for North Carolinians and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. AARP North Carolina President Dr. Catherine Sevier said, “This issue is a top priority for older Tar Heels and that is why we are launching …

— Right now, Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world – often double what other countries pay for the same medicine millions of people depend on. Too many Americans are choosing between filing a prescription or buying groceries. AARP has launched a campaign to urge all lawmakers to join our fight to stop drug companies from price gouging Americans. We’re calling on lawmakers to pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug prices now. The fact is …

— Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. “It’s time for pharmaceutical companies …

— ACTION ALERT:  Its time to #StopRxGreed  Drugs don’t work if people cannot afford them. Maryland families deserve access to affordable medication, especially life saving prescription drugs. But from cancer treatments to EpiPens, drug companies’ skyrocketing prices are pushing life-saving treatments out of reach for those who need them. We pay among the highest prescription drug prices in the world so drug companies can make billions.  No one should have to choose between buying medicine or buying food for our families. That’s …

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— Today, AARP released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company executives’ testimonies given at the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part II.” “The pharmaceutical industry refused today to take responsibility for out of control drug prices and the harm it is causing older Americans, patients, and family caregivers. Americans continue to pay the highest brand-name drug prices in …

— The AARP advocacy team represents more than 680,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older adults and their families, and we strongly support initiatives to lower out-of-pocket drug costs. Seniors ages 65 years and older make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population and currently about 14 percent in Colorado. This age group accounts for greater than 34 percent of all prescription medication use and 30 percent of over-the-counter use. Notably, the average annual cost of drug …

—  Big drug companies are pressuring Congress to cave on a Medicare deal that lowers prescription drug costs for millions of seniors. Urge Congresswoman Norton to continue raising her voice so the rest of Congress knows we want to make medicines more accessible and affordable, not less. Send Congresswoman Norton  A Message  

— Note: This Op-Ed originally ran in the February 9th 2018 edition of The Daily Record. Mrs. M is a 65-year-old woman who couldn’t afford medications for her diabetes and heart problems. She began cutting her pills into half, then into thirds and quarters. One day, she suffered a massive heart attack. She was able to be resuscitated, but her heart function is so poor that she can barely walk from her bed to the door without being out of breath. …