May 24, 2021: According to a study released on May 18 by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, the pharmaceutical corporation AbbVie has raised prices 470% in the United States for its widely used drugs Humira and Imbruvica over the past two decades. The ...Read more >
February 16, 2021: Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.
These bills, sponsor...Read more >
January 07, 2021: 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 who lives in Bixby,...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 >
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 >