AARP Connecticut to host live, interactive telephone Town Hall discussion on prescription drugs

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AARP Connecticut is calling on lawmakers to help fight the increasing prices of prescription drugs on Thursday. 

They’re hosting a live, telephone town hall conversation with State Senator Matt Lesser and State Rep. Sean Scanlon Thursday to discuss the issue.

Related: Legislation looks to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from other countries

The United States has the highest brand-name drug prices in the world and many older residents are concerned about their ability to pay.

In 2017, one medication cost an average of $6,800 for one year.

Anyone can listen live via an online audio feed or on the AARP Connecticut Facebook page where they can submit questions during the call 

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