AARP Statement on HHS Rule on Television Ads for Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON—The following statement is from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final rule on including prescription drug list prices in all direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertising.

“AARP applauds HHS for issuing its rule today requiring drug companies to disclose the list price of their drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements. Although not a silver bullet to solve our prescription drug price crisis, this is an important positive step toward increasing transparency and holding pharmaceutical companies accountable. We look forward to supporting more bipartisan actions to help lower prescription drug prices for older Americans.”

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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