Consumers Union supports legislation to lower drug prices – Consumer Health Digest

Interesting. Sort of doubt it will get through the current Congress.

Consumers Union has endorsed two pieces of legislation intended to make drugs more affordable.

  • The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best possible price of prescription medication for America’s seniors who are enrolled in Medicare Part D. Current law bans Medicare from negotiating drug prices. The bill would help cut costs for more than 37 million seniors and boost Medicare savings.
  • The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act would authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services in two years to allow importation of drugs from other advanced countries. Despite this advocacy of importation,

CU’s publications (Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports on Health) fail to tell their readers that legitimate Canadian pharmacies that are safe to deal with can be located through

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