Monday, March 16th, 2020
Because millions of Americans cannot afford their prescription drugs, the West Health and Families USA media fellowship will amplify consumer voices in the conversation around prescription drug costs.
The media fellows will explore the various factors contributing to these high costs and the effect on individuals and families across the nation.
The fellowship is part of the new “Act to End High Drug Prices” West Health and Families USA initiative to make consumers’ experience part of the national discourse on high and rising prescription drug costs and encourage far-reaching action on the issue by Congress, the drug industry, and the Administration.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Hazel Trice Edney
Hazelis president & CEO of Trice Edney Communications and editor-in-chief of Trice Edney News Wire. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and Blackpressusa.com; and interim executive director of the NNPA Foundation. Hazel has a long and demonstrated journalistic interest in medical and health care issues. Her stories have included several series of articles on African-Americans and medical trials; tobacco cessation, HIV/AIDS, and nutritious foods among Black and poor communities.
Harris Meyer is a health care reporter who most recently covered the industry for Modern Healthcare, a leading trade publication. In that role, he covered Families USA extensively. Harris has focused over the past several years on what’s driving high U.S. health care costs and what can be done to control those costs. His reporting has included consumer issues, state and federal policy, and health care delivery and social justice issues.
Monday, January 4th, 2021
Milwaukee Community Journal: https://communityjournal.net/how-high-is-the-cost-of-prescription-drugs-antavia-worsham-paid-with-her-life/
Monday, December 28th, 2020
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Trice Edney News Wire: http://www.triceedneywire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10414:civil-rights-groups-escalate-fight-against-high-prescription-drug-costs-sharpton-calls-for-2021-to-be-the-year-of-black-health-equity-by-hazel-trice-edney
The Times Weekly (Joliet, IL): http://thetimesweekly.com/news/2020/dec/01/civil-rights-groups-escalate-fight-against-high-pr/
San Bernardino American Newspaper: https://sb-american.com/2020/12/01/civil-rights-groups-escalate-fight-against-high-prescription-drug-costs-sharpton-calls-for-2021-to-be-the-year-of-black-health-equity/
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
This article also appeared in other media outlets. See full list here
Friday, October 30th, 2020
Kaiser Health News: https://khn.org/news/a-200-debit-card-wont-do-much-for-seniors-drug-costs/
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
Health Action New Mexico: https://www.healthactionnm.org/news/2020/10/29/prescription-drug-prices-hits-communities-color-hardest
Milwaukee Community Journal: https://communityjournal.net/through-the-roof-prescription-drug-prices-hit-communities-of-color-the-hardest/