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We are being ripped off, plain and simple!

Millions of Americans are forced to choose between affording their medicine and paying for rent, food, and other necessities. And it's getting worse every year.

It doesn't have to be this way. In other developed countries, drugs cost much less — even though the research is often funded by American taxpayers.

We need lower drug prices now.

Millions of Americans are forced to choose between affording their medicine and paying for rent, food, and other necessities. And it's getting worse every year.

It doesn't have to be this way. In other developed countries, drugs cost much less -- even though the research is often funded by American taxpayers.

We're being ripped off, plain and simple.

Tell Congress: Drug companies should not be allowed to charge us more than they charge consumers overseas.

URL: [jeffmerkley.com]

of-the-mountain 8 Dec 6

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Sorry not buying the knee-jerk. Did not even explain how we got in this mess. Try to present an intellectual argument, and not a feeling argument.

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When you say "even though the research is often funded by American taxpayers", that is not so. Countries around the world do research at universities and other institutions then when they find a 'cure' that research is patented and a company starts to manufacture the drug under license. That company makes a lot of money. The reason that drugs are so expensive in the US is because your politicians have shares in those companies or get bribes from them.

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This is another reason why Medicare for all within a single payer system is necessary. Let the government negotiate with the drug companies, otherwise citizens will be extorted and extorted to death by Big Pharma. We have the most expensive health system in the world, but we don't have nearly the best health system and Big Pharma's plays a major role in the extortion of everyone. It is immoral.

cava Level 7 Dec 6, 2018

And that is the cycle of truth. Extort->Subsidize->Repeat.

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If we had congress critters that had OUR best interests at heart, they would pass laws that would prevent the big pharma assholes from screwing us. We need a new congress with NO REPUBS in it!!!!

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