One Thing Presidential Candidates Can Agree On

Seven presidential candidates are still in the race heading into Super Tuesday and all of them are talking about rising prescription drug prices. While they differ in their solutions to this epidemic, candidates on both sides of the aisle agree that drug prices are rising at an unsustainable rate.

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AARP Report Finds Dramatic Prescription Price Hikes

“Today’s AARP report provides new evidence that drug companies are raising prescription drug prices on patients indiscriminately. Specialty and branded drugs alike are going up six times faster than inflation. The exorbitant increases make health care more expensive for families, taxpayers, and job creators and put a major strain on federal and state governments. It’s going to take market-based policy solutions to deal with this unsustainable trend.”

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Rother: Caucus candidates must be advocates for affordable prescription drugs

Over the next few days, Nevadans of both political parties will caucus to choose their presidential nominee — the Democrats on Saturday, and Republicans on Tuesday in the first-of-the-West caucuses. As candidates travel the state in an effort to woo potential caucus-goers, there will be many public policy disagreements.

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Real People. Real Stories.

Crippling drug prices have quickly become one of the hottest topics in health care. Consumers, patients, state budgets and public programs are feeling the burden, and reports show that we’re just getting started.

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