Nevada's Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford has made lowering prescription drug costs a key pillar of his election promises, and on Tuesday the congressman plans to introduce two bills in an attempt to help people pay less at the pharmacy.
Two bills to be introduced by Congressman Steven Horsford, (D) Nevada, would cap out-of-pocket drug costs for some Medicare recipients and pressure companies to manage costs better.
At a time when budgets are tight for so many Americans, some prescription drug prices are on the rise. Healthcare company "GoodRX" tracks prescription drug costs.
To ensure the ongoing affordability of generic medications for Americans, BCBS is committing $55 million to establish a partnership with Civica Rx to reduce costs of generics for consumers.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, declared bankruptcy as part of a tentative deal to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits alleging that they and other opioid manufacturers worsened the US opioid epidemic.
The opioid crisis is not just an American problem; it’s a global one.