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For Both Parties, Drug Costs Are a Hard Pill to Swallow

September 14, 2016

(Managed Care Magazine) – This hasn’t been the best of years for the pharmaceutical industry on Capitol Hill. Even with pro-business Republicans running the show in Congress, pharma executives could not avoid being dragged before the C-Span cameras repeatedly to defend the spiraling cost of drugs and some particularly egregious displays of hubris by certain individuals (e.g., “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli). The bad publicity — along with individual Americans’ sticker shock at their own prescriptions — has led most Americans, including some Republicans, to support some kind of government action to reduce drug prices.

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