FDA rule clears hearing aids for over-the-counter sale

Aug 17, 2022
The hope is that over-the-counter sales could make the devices more affordable to millions of Americans who would benefit from them.
Many people who need hearing aids don't have them because of the high cost — about $5,000, which insurance often doesn't cover.
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Democrats reach deal aimed at cutting drug prices for seniors

Nov 3, 2021
The limited plan would, for the first time, give Medicare the power to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.
The Democrats' plan would cap out-of-pocket spending at $2,000 a year and give Medicare the power to negotiate the costs of some medicines directly with drugmakers.
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