From $30 to $3,800 Per Month: Falmouth Senior with Rheumatoid Arthritis Testifies About Hardships Caused by Prescription Price Spike

Patty Bernard of Falmouth is among the 1.3 million Americans, including 8,700 Mainers, who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic and painful inflammatory condition that attacks the lining of joints and can lead to permanent joint damage. While it can begin at any age, the likelihood of onset increases with age and is highest among women in their sixties.

 

Mrs. Bernard is 80 years old and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 55.  In the early years of her diagnosis, she tried many different drugs, but her symptoms continued to get worse.

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Collins, King Applaud LignaCLT Announcement to Open Manufacturing Facility in Millinocket

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today applauded an announcement from LignaCLT Maine, LLC that it will become the first Maine-based cross-laminated timber (CLT) company in the state. The company will open its new facility at the former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket and plans to create more than 100 new jobs in the Katahdin region over five years.

 

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Senator Collins Announces Resolution Recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution, authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), designating February 8, 2018, at “National Girls and Women in Sports Day.”  The resolution seeks to increase awareness of the important and necessary role sports play in the mental and physical development of students in the United States. 

 

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Senators Collins, Murray Announce Resolution Designating this Week “National School Counseling Week”

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution, authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patty Murray (D-WA), designating February 5 through February 9 as “National School Counseling Week.”  The resolution seeks to increase awareness of the important and necessary role school counselors play in the lives of students in the United States.  Recognizing the work of school counselors is especially important as schools across the country face budgetary pressures and are often forced to make difficult cuts to school counseling.

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