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Five Steps to Make Drug Pricing Reforms a Success

How can President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar deliver on their new “American Patients First” plan to reduce prescription drug costs? By focusing their evolving blueprint on the needs of patients, not lobbyists, who spend hundreds of...

The danger of value frameworks in medicine

In the debate over prescription drug prices, one group is being overlooked: people with rare diseases. The needs of these patients, who rely on specialty medications for their lives and livelihoods, must not be sacrificed in the quest to bring down drug costs.  Yet...

Copay assistance needed now more than ever

President Trump renewed his attack on drug manufacturers last week, tweeting, “Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason. They are merely taking advantage of the poor & others unable to defend themselves. ” Just a day...

Patients Rising Now applauds the Illinois Fair Care Coalition

Insurance companies sometimes try to save money by increasing patients’ out-of-pocket costs for drugs, moving prescriptions to a more restrictive tier, or removing prescriptions from the formulary altogether. When a patient is locked into an insurance plan for the...

Will Divided Government Produce Lower Drug Prices?

Divided government, as a result of Democrats taking back the House of Representatives in last week’s election, means that almost all legislation will grind to a halt. This is especially true in today’s era of political polarization. But there is one Democratic policy...

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...