Drug Prices

I want drug companies to make money. I need them to make money, or I don’t have any ammo, but there has to be a balance, a middle ground - Frank Esper

Drug Prices
Drug Prices

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Fighting to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Access to health care is a human right, and that includes access to safe and affordable prescription drugs. It is time to enact prescription drug policies that work for everyone, not just the CEOs of the pharmaceutical industry.

The Problem

Americans pay, by far, the highest prices for prescription drugs in the entire world. When we talk about health care, we are talking about the need of the American people to be able to afford the medicine their health care providers prescribe. A life-saving drug does no good if the people who need it cannot afford that drug.

Yet, last year, nearly one in five Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 – 35 million…

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 Fighting to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

In any given month, more than half of all American adults take at least one prescription drug. There is no question that medicines help millions of people live healthier and longer lives, and can also prevent more expensive illnesses and treatments. However, it is unacceptable that the United States now spends more than $370 billion on prescription drugs and spending is rising faster than at any point in the last decade.

3 ways America is trying to get its drug-price problem under control

The US has a problem: the cost of pharmaceuticals is rising too fast. It grabs attention in extreme cases, like when the the price of a 62-year-old drug was hiked from $13.50 to $750 per pill overnight, or a new cure for hepatitis C debuted with a list price of about $1,000 a pill.

Patients for Affordable Drugs

The prescription drug pricing system in the U.S. is rigged against patients. We are fighting to change that. Prescription drug prices are out of control. The drug corporations have literally rigged the system to have monopoly pricing power—spending billions to get the laws and regulations that benefit them. They’ve spent $2 billion on lobbying in Washington since 2003.

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