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2014-02-04 08:34:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of today's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, "Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition," health advocacy organizations from across the country jointly submitted a letter to FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, urging the Commission to give patient safety and consumer protection the important weight and priority they deserve. The Alliance for Patient...

2011-07-28 09:22:00

Even Small Changes in Medicare Program Can Have Potentially Dramatic Consequences for Seniors WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors are significantly concerned about the potential impact to their health coverage if the federal deficit reduction plan includes changes to Medicare benefits. In a recent survey, 81 percent of seniors (aged 65+) who have Medicare coverage indicated that having to pay any more for Medicare benefits in the future would cause either a heavy...

2011-07-08 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips called proposed efforts to establish a "chained" consumer price index (CPI) as the standard used to determine annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), "an unfair tax on older Americans." "With President Obama and a number of the Congressional Leaders apparently poised to again attack Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to gain a debt deal, it's time for seniors to...

2010-11-17 14:21:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong national advocacy group for older Americans, today urged the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) to support the full reimbursement of costs related to the important new Provenge treatment procedure for prostate cancer patients. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips urged the Committee to "consider not only the many Americans suffering from prostate cancer, and their...

2010-03-08 13:43:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe, a grassroots senior advocacy organization, once again declares its support of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) and strongly urges Congress to pass the legislation on behalf of its nearly 400,000 senior citizen supporters nationwide. "Few consumer bills are as important to seniors as the Right to Repair Act," said Thair Phillips, president of RetireSafe. "Older Americans often live on a fixed income and...

2009-12-10 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe notified the Senate in letter that they will key vote Senator Dorgan's Importation Amendment SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. RetireSafe and their more than 400,000 supporters will be watching closely the vote on this...

2009-12-04 10:11:00

Opposes use of imported drugs often stored in tin cans and car trunks WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe urged the Senate to defeat the Dorgan Importation plan encompassed in SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. We could soon be getting drugs that were stored in...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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