January 07, 2021: By Harris Meyer
Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent...Read more >
March 01, 2019: By Jay Hancock
Large majorities of Americans from both major parties support steps to control prescription drug costs such as showing prices in ads, removing barriers to generics and letting patients get less expensive drugs from Canada, a new po...Read more >
December 29, 2016: [caption id="attachment_161" align="alignnone" width="300"] Assorted Medicine Pills in Caps ca. 2001[/caption]
The high prices Americans pay for generic drugs may have been cooked up by pharmaceutical salespeople on golf courses, at a New Jersey s...Read more >
September 29, 2016: By: Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, accord...Read more >
February 11, 2016: John Kasich and Jeb Bush mean trouble for seniors and retirees. The New Hampshire primary results are in, and the top four for the Republicans were businessman Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich (Ohio), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and former Governor Jeb Bush (F...Read more >
January 27, 2016: [caption id="attachment_3359" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator[/caption]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that Medicare enrollment will grow by more than 30 percent over the next ten yea...Read more >
January 13, 2016:
President's Last State of the Union Speech has Strong Implications
for Social Security, Medicare and Pensions
Retirees Remain Apprehensive about Trans Pacific Partnership
Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Ret...Read more >
December 09, 2015: The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on off-patent drug price spikes on December 9, 2015. Americans spent $374 billion on prescription drugs last year. Witnesses provided insight into the causes of these drug price hikes in off-patent...Read more >
November 06, 2015: After months of secret negotiations, the Obama Administration released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Thursday.
“Now that the final wording has been made public, we know that seniors are right to be worried about t...Read more >