AARP Calls on Cuomo for Reform Amid Rises in Prescription Drug Costs - NBC New York

AARP Calls on Cuomo for Reform Amid Rises in Prescription Drug Costs

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    AARP Calls on Cuomo for Reform Amid Rises in Prescription Drug Costs
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    MOUNT PROSPECT, IL - SEPTEMBER 21: Barbara Hollowly shops in the pharmacy area of a Wal-Mart store September 21, 2006 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Wal-Mart announced today they plan on reducing prices for nearly 300 generic prescription drugs, starting the program in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    New York's Democratic governor is facing calls for action as prescription drug costs rise.

    AARP is pushing across the country for reform and announced Tuesday that its new analysis of federal survey data shows one in five New York adult residents stopped taking medication as prescribed largely because of rising cost.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said it's still working on the budget due next year. The governor said he'll do everything he can to reel in high drug cost.

    The national advocacy group's New York organization supports a package of Albany legislation that, among other things, would allow the safe importation of prescription drugs at lower prices than New Yorkers now pay.

    Washington Heights Pharmacist Robbed at Gunpoint

    [NY] Washington Heights Pharmacist Robbed at Gunpoint

    He was forced to watch after being thrown to the floor, with a gun held to his neck at one point , as robbers ransacked his store and stole Percocet, Oxyxotin and cash before taking off. NBC 4 New York's Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019)

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