AMA Launches TruthinRx to Document Impact of Sky-Rocketing Drug Prices

truthinrxIf your patients want to lodge a complaint about drug costs, the AMA has created a place for them to tell their story – TruthinRx.org.  This interactive website lends an ear to patients who want to share their stories of how rising prices are affecting their health and finances. The grassroots campaign, launched this month, will use patient and physician voices to urge Congress to take action on these growing price increases on medications that, for some people, could mean the difference between life and death.

From 2013 to 2015, spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose nearly 20 percent. And the recent 400-percent price increase for lifesaving EpiPens that came without any justification has caught Congressional attention from both sides of the aisle.

TruthinRx.org will be continually updated with a gallery of curated videos and testimonials and ways for the public to take action or send a message to Congress. The issue of prescription drug pricing was on the table for the AMA House of Delegates at its 2016 AMA Interim Meeting. A report of the AMA Council on Medical Service proposes policy for value-based drug pricing programs and support for direct purchasing mechanisms to assure patient access to prescription drugs.

Visit TruthinRx.org to tell your story and get involved.

 
 

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