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Published April 13, 2021
April 13th, 2021 – The Alliance for Aging Research commends the Biden Administration and the Senate for appointing Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Alliance congratulates Sec. Becerra on his appointment and we are eager to work with him on shared interests and priorities.
On April 13, the Alliance sent a letter to Sec. Becerra congratulating him on his confirmation and introducing him to the variety of age-related issues the Alliance works on, including the organization’s efforts to address the cost of prescription drugs, a top priority for Sec. Becerra and the Administration. The letter highlighted the need to improve affordability at the pharmacy counter (read about the Alliance’s Project Lower-Out-of-Pocket costs), as well as its position on the International Pricing Index and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s discriminatory use of the Quality Adjusted Life-Year measurement. Click here to read the letter.
About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. For more information, visit www.agingresearch.org