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polster2 February 6th, 2019 10:26pm

People in the US pay more for prescription drugs than people in any other developed nation, something that President Trump wants to change with legislation that would force drug companies to pass discounts negotiated by middlemen onto consumers.

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sd123 San Diego
02/07/19 12:18 pm

I imagine Trump and the GOP want to take this issue away from Bernie Sanders and the Democrats so they can implement their own shitty soliution that looks good on the surface to hopefully win some voters but in reality is just a giveaway to pharma companies. If the GOP wants to take on this issue they can join the Democrats who have been pushing for solutions long before Republicans decided to pretend they care.

thedman Free Kyle Rittenhouse
02/06/19 11:38 pm

It’s a bandaid fix. He needs to make it so that people spend their own dollars on healthcare to get rid of all the waste spending.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
02/06/19 9:25 pm

This is a solveable problem....but it will require Congress to act and they are in the pocket of big pharma. You want lower prescription drug prices? Overturn citizens united and enact legit and transparent campaign finance reform.

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/06/19 8:45 pm

“several studies suggest that the benefit of lower prices today is offset by the forgone value created by drugs that never reach the market. According to one estimate, if the U.S. were to adopt European-level price controls, the reductions in U.S. prices today would result in 0.7 years lower longevity for future cohorts of Americans and Europeans due to fewer new drugs. This would cost Americans more than $50,000 per person when the value of foregone health is valued.”

cpaswr just say the letters
02/06/19 4:55 pm

Good idea. But, Trump will give in to either McConnell or lobbyists.

kscott516 Revelation 5 6
02/06/19 3:50 pm

Great idea! We pay the higher prices to the drug companies and they sell the same drug to foreign countries for much less. We fund the world.

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/06/19 8:48 pm

We are the world leader in new medicinals and pay for the R&D to develop new drugs. Lower revenue would result in less medicinals being developed.

02/06/19 3:43 pm

Then why does he keep appointing cabinet secretaries from the drug companies?

political Georgia
02/06/19 3:28 pm

I don’t know how that works in practice.