“Price increases that consumers have suffered under the last 10 years have been at a greater rate compared to inflation than we’ve ever seen in this country”Jim Yocum, quoted in NPR’s A Decade Marked By Outrage Over Drug Prices
“Last year, Kaiser Family Foundation found 29% of Americans failed to take their medications as prescribed because of the cost, with about 19% of respondents saying they did not fill the prescription and 12% saying they cut pills in half or skipped a dose.”CNBC, Americans are skipping medically necessary prescriptions because of the cost
NPR, When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health
“Often there is a doubling or tripling of [drug] prices, especially when drug companies have no competition…these increases can easily add up to “astronomical” and, ultimately, unaffordable costs for most people.”
CBS News, Drug prices in 2019 are surging, with hikes at 5 times inflation, 07/01/19
“Even though [insulin] was discovered nearly a century ago, its price has more than doubled over 5 years, causing financial hardship for many diabetics and prompting some to ration the medication to cut costs. In some cases, those decisions have proved fatal. “
Rebate Rule Raises Seniors’ Medicare Premiums to Pay for Pharmaceutical Industry Windfall
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2020 – Today, the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs released the following statement regarding the Trump…
Stakeholders Agree: Finalizing Trump Administration Rebate Rule Will Lead to Premium Increases for Seniors
Today, the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs released the following statement regarding news that the Trump Administration is expected to finalize the…
CAPD Statement on Drug Companies’ Proposal to the White House
Today, the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs released the following statement: “The ‘deal’ drug companies sent to the Administration…
CAPD Statement on the Administration’s Executive Order on Rebates
Today, the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs released the following statement regarding the Administration’s new Executive Order on…
CAPD Comment Letter on CMS Rule on Drug Utilization Review and Value-Based Purchasing (2482-P)
Monday, July 20, 2020 Seema Verma, AdministratorCenters for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesDepartment of Health and Human ServicesAttention: CMS-2482-PP.O….
CAPD Comment Letter on CMS-4190-P
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CAPD Comment Letter on HHS’ Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP)
Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-9916-P P.O….