Will Big Pharma fool Congress again?
Why do some Capitol Hill lawmakers continue to peddle Big Pharma’s predatory drug pricing agenda? Arizonans desperately need Congress to lead on this issue.
Arizona lawmakers agree to disagree on Biden’s border, fentanyl plans
Arizona lawmakers agreed with President Joe Biden’s call in his State of the Union address Tuesday to secure American borders and fight fentanyl trafficking, but they disagreed on how to get there.
Protect prescription drug affordability for AZ families
As working families and businesses across Arizona already struggle with record inflation and the ongoing economic recovery, it is more important than ever that lawmakers protect patients from higher drug costs.
Congress: Lower the cost of prescription drugs
It is high time for the U.S. Senate to get its act together and approve these meaningful and commonsense ways to lower the cost of prescription drugs and put the interests of patients first.
Lowering drug prices can stifle innovation
We should be looking to put patients first, and all stakeholders should come together, including insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers, to create solutions so patients can get the treatment they deserve at prices they can afford.
Prescription Drug Solutions Overdue, Sinema and Kelly Must Act
During my time as an elected official in Arizona, I have heard anecdotes about impossible decisions families are forced to make due to out-of-control prescription drug costs. Horrible choices like deciding to buy critical medications or paying the rent, buying groceries, or paying the utility bill. This is a choice no one living in a country as prosperous as American should ever have to make. [...]
Support legislation to incentivize non-opioids pain therapies
Opioids cost 1,375 Arizonans their lives in 2018 alone. This is a public health epidemic, and we need to leverage every available public-health policy tool to reduce opioid addiction. Fortunately, research into safer pain relievers is paying off and FDA-approved, opioid-free alternatives are now available. This means patients can recover from medical procedures in comfort while taking fewer, if an[...]
Arizona senators have chance to hold Big Pharma accountable
There is unprecedented momentum to hold Big Pharma accountable and lower prescription drug prices for patients. Our lawmakers need to capitalize on this moment and complete their mission.
What policymakers need to know about plan to rein in Medicare drug costs
Across Arizona and across the country, much attention is being paid to prescription drug costs – and with good reason.
Reforming FDA, not price control, is path to cheaper drugs
It is easy to see the political allure of “cheap drugs,” but what is often ignored by advocates of market distorting price controls is the long-term impact such policies will have on medical innovation and access.
Medical boards looking at Ducey’s recommendation of opioid education
Medical professionals say Gov. Doug Ducey’s letter urging that Arizona doctors receive more education on drug addiction is a step forward in the battle against opioid abuse, but that the curriculum must be detailed and useful.
State excludes veterinarians from prescription drug database requirement
More than 4,000 licensed veterinarians in Arizona don’t have to participate in the state’s Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program.