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


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"A-A-R-P UTAH" IS URGING THE STATE'S MEMBERS-OF-CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION, AGAINST THE RISING COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS.  THE GROUP'S DANNY HARRIS EXPLAINS...

(HARRIS):
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AMERICANS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY THE HIGHEST PRICES IN THE WORLD, FOR THE MEDICINES THAT THEY NEED.  THAT'S WHY CONGRESS SHOULD PASS LEGISLATION TO HELP LOWER PRESCRIPTION-DRUG PRICES--NOW.  THIS INCLUDES ALLOWING MEDICARE TO USE ITS ENORMOUS BUYING-POWER, TO NEGOTIATE LOWER PRICES WITH DRUG-COMPANIES--WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IT'S CURRENTLY PROHIBITED FROM DOING.  CONGRESS SHOULD ALSO HELP SENIORS WITH HIGH DRUG-COSTS, BY CAPPING THEIR OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES.  WE'RE ALSO CALLING FOR A BAN ON SO-CALLED 'PAY-FOR-DELAY DEALS'--IN WHICH COMPANIES THAT MAKE BRAND-NAME DRUGS PAY GENERIC-DRUG COMPANIES NOT TO PRODUCE A COMPETING PRODUCT.  MEDICATIONS DON'T WORK IF PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD THEM--AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO STOP LETTING DRUG-COMPANIES PRICE-GOUGE UTAH'S SENIORS AND TAXPAYERS."

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



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