Prescription drug

More than 4 million people have signed our petitions calling for lower prescription drug prices, and Sen. Alex Padilla is backing our campaign.
A new study shows prescription drug prices rose 20 percent each year since 2008, with nearly half of new drugs in 2021 costing more than $150,000.
High and growing prescription drug prices will eventually affect all Americans in some way. Congress is currently considering proposals that will permit Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, as well as discourage price increases that exceed inflation.
Sens. Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters respond to our petitions for Congress to lower prescription drug prices.
President Joe Biden stressed the need to get America’s skyrocketing prescription drug prices under control during an event Thursday at a Virginia community college.
Prescription drugs on a hundred dollar bill
We joined more than 90 unions, health care groups and advocacy organizations in sending letters to Senate Democrats urging them to lower prescription drug prices.
AARP testimony called on lawmakers to penalize drug companies that raise prices faster than inflation and allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices.
Prescription medicine and money
AARP New York met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, handing him a petition signed by 283,000 New Yorkers demanding lower drug prices.
Woman looks at bottle of medication.
Despite the myriad of financial challenges facing patients and all Americans, many brand name drug companies have already increased the prices of their products in 2022.
AARP has a message for lawmakers considering a tax credit for the country’s 48 million family caregivers as part of the current budget reconciliation package: Don’t miss this opportunity.
Search AARP Blogs