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December 21, 2014
New York Times Cites PharmacyChecker.com Drug Price Data!

Remember that drug price analysis we did last month showing that some foreign brand name drugs are actually much less expensive than the generic version here in the US? We're happy to say it got picked up by New York Times in an article called "Lawmakers Look for Ways to Provide Relief for Rising Cost of Generic Drugs." Read it to find out what some elected leaders are doing to help alleviate your drug costs.

New Visa Policy's May End Up Harming Your Health

If you've been ordering medication online but unable to pay by card, don't think that it's just a matter of the online pharmacy trying to get around card fees: VISA has actually instituted a policy that refuses services to safe international online pharmacies. We fear that this will curtail access to medicine and cause patient harm.

We took a look at their policy on our blog and explain why it's wrong. See "VISA Policies Curtail Consumer Access to Safe Medicines Online: "Reminiscent of China or North Korea!!" on PharmacyCheckerBlog.com.

Medicare Part D Roundup

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D plans ended last Sunday. Navigating those plans is no joke, and we hope that you've enrolled in one that will give you the best benefits for the lowest cost in 2015 (if you're a Medicare beneficiary). We recapped the history and current state of Medicare Part D to reflect on the nation's bumpy road to helping seniors afford prescription medication Reflections on Medicare Part D.

Happy and Healthy Holidays!

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