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June 22, 2014
Important News to Help You Afford Medication:

Protect Your Access to Affordable Medication by Working with RxRights.org

Act now to protect your ability to obtain medication internationally! The FDA has drafted federal regulations that will allow greater latitude for the government to seize and destroy your prescription drug orders. Those regulations are open for public comment: they are not final. Send an email to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to let her know that cutting off access to safe and affordable imported medicine will be harmful to you and/or your loved ones.

Generic Drugs Might not Mean Affordable Meds...Yet

Each year, brand name medications like Cymbalta, Celebrex, and Lipitor lose their protected patent status in the U.S., which means generics are on their way. However, it often takes months for their prices to become significantly lower than their brand name counterparts.

Find out why this is and, more importantly, how you can beat the wait for affordable medicine here.

Shortfalls in Obamacare Mean International Online Pharmacies Still Offer Help

While Obamacare has brought health insurance to millions of previously uninsured Americans, prescription drug coverage is still lacking. Silver plans, which are expected to be the most popular, often carry such high deductibles that their enrollees find themselves seriously underinsured when it's time to pay the drug bill. Here is some more info on those plans.

Across all Obamacare plans, specialty medications for conditions like multiple sclerosis, cancer, or HIV, might be unaffordable. Even 38% of Platinum plans – the ones with the best coverage – required wallet-busting cost sharing that is unsustainable for many Americans. While online pharmacies will help many who are currently insured under Obamacare plans, they only offer limited help for specialty meds.

CNBC Brings Balanced Reporting on Online Pharmacies and Personal Drug Importation

Last month, Dan Mangan interviewed both supporters and opponents of personal drug importation through online pharmacies for a CNBC article called "Patients cross borders for online deals on medications." This article is refreshingly objective and not the product of some media relations specialist hired by Big Pharma to push ridiculous and misleading stories about online pharmacies. Read more on CNBC.

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