Nurse Anesthetists Sign on to Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing

Today the National Coalition on Health Care Action Fund announced that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has joined the coalition’s Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing which works to find market-based solutions to rising prescription drug prices.

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How Do We Deal With Rising Drug Costs?

“There is no silver bullet here. We need to balance affordability, access and innovation whether or not Medicare is directly involved in price negotiations. We can only strike that balance when the market has transparency and competition, and purchasers can pay for value.”

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John Rother Statement on Reuters Analysis of Prescription Drug Price Increases

“This is further evidence that skyrocketing drug prices are more widespread than a few bad actors. When major drug companies hike prices on common prescription drugs, Americans suffer. Families are forced to decide between paying for prescriptions or paying bills, and that’s wrong.”

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Increasing Drug Prices Hurt Patients and Families

While it’s unconscionable that hedge fund pharmaceutical companies like Turing and Retrophin purchase treatments and suddenly raise prices, the current model in which drug companies raise prices year after year is just as bad for patients – and, frankly, unsustainable for our entire health care system.

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