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Patients Rising Now Statement on Philadelphia City Ordinance

Patients Rising Now supports regulatory reforms that promote patient access, accelerate medical innovation and streamline the health care system. The proposed Philadelphia City Ordinance fails all three of these essential patient priorities. It potentially denies...

A dangerous plan for rationing essential prescription drugs

The midterms are over and it’s time to get back to discussing issues that impact Americans on a daily basis. Things like health care and, specifically how to reduce costs. President Trump has made lowering the cost of prescription drugs one of his priorities. It seems...

To lower drug costs in 2019, ignore Elizabeth Warren

Will 2019 be the year that lawmakers finally address prescription drug prices? Not if they follow distracting and counterproductive proposals like the one made by Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last month to get the...

Statement on Proposed Bills to Ban Copay Accumulators in Virginia

Patients Rising Now applauds the proposed legislation by both the Virginia Senate (SB 1596) and Virginia House (HB 2515) banning the use of copay accumulator adjustment programs in the state, protecting Virginians who need this vital assistance. In 2018, many insurers...

How to Lower Drug Prices

Any effective drug pricing reform must lower the drug prices that patients actually pay, independent of whether or not such reforms – given the complex nature of the prescription drug supply chain – actually lower list prices.  A proposed rule introduced by the...

What Every Patient Needs to Know About Imported Drugs from Canada

With insurance companies burdening us with higher out-of-pocket costs, patients are constantly looking for ways to save money and reduce our rising health care costs. One option gaining attention: importing prescription drugs from Canada.  This year, 16 states have...