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Stronger families by preparing for the challenges faced by our growing senior population

We have to recognize the impact on Nevada's families posed by the high cost of prescription drugs and long-term care for our aging parents, as well as the difficulty in securing and maintaining affordable health insurance coverage.

To cut down on the confusion of medication management David introduced AB 235, a bill supported by AARP Nevada as a "top priority" during the 2007 session. The successful passage of AB 235 now allows a consumer to request from their doctor, at the time a prescription is written, that a "plain English" label to indicate the purpose of the drug be placed on the bottle by the pharmacist.


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