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Why Does Lowering Prescription Drug Prices Matter to You?

Posted on 03/25/19 by Careena Eggleston

It’s unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. We must crack down on price gouging and the greedy practices that keep prices artificially high. It’s time our leaders stick up for people 50+ and their families.


 

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AARP is committed to reducing out-of-control prescription drug prices and lowering costs for older Americans – and we need your help.

How have you been affected by the rising cost of prescription drugs?  We want to hear from you!

Tell us how high prescription drug costs are impacting you and your family. Your story will help us show Congress the real-world impact that this crucial issue has on millions of hardworking Americans like you.

Share your story HERE!

AARP supports allowing Medicare and other government programs to negotiate lower costs when buying drugs. We are working to prevent drug manufacturers and wholesalers from price gouging on essential generic drugs and striving for more transparency on drug prices.

 

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