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AARP Indiana Urges Lawmakers to Take Action against the Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs


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"A-A-R-P INDIANA" IS URGING LAWMAKERS TO TAKE ACTION, AGAINST THE RISING COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS.  IT ALSO WANTS TO HEAR FROM HOOSIERS THEMSELVES--ABOUT HOW THEY'VE BEEN AFFECTED.  SARAH WADDLE IS THE GROUP'S STATE-DIRECTOR...

(WADDLE):
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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE RAISED PRICES, FOR DECADES.  IN FACT, HERE IN INDIANA, THE ANNUAL COST OF TREATMENT WITH BRAND-NAME PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS INCREASED BY 58-PERCENT--BETWEEN 20-12 AND 20-17.  BUT, DURING THAT SAME PERIOD, THE ANNUAL INCOME FOR HOOSIERS INCREASED BY ONLY 10-PERCENT.  PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS DON'T WORK IF PATIENTS CAN'T AFFORD THEM:  THAT'S WHY WE URGE INDIANA'S MEMBERS-OF-CONGRESS TO CRACK DOWN ON DRUG-MAKERS WHOSE PRICE-HIKES OUTPACE INFLATION.  WHAT'S MORE, WE'RE TAKING THIS FIGHT TO THE STATEHOUSE--DURING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S UPCOMING SESSION.  HOOSIERS CAN HELP US IN THESE EFFORTS--BY TELLING THEIR STORIES ABOUT HOW THE HIGH PRICE OF PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS HAS AFFECTED THEM, OR THEIR FAMILY.  TO SHARE YOURS, CALL US AT 1-866-448-3618."

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FOR MORE ABOUT THE "STOP R-X GREED"-CAMPAIGN, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"I-N".



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