Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) couldn’t catch all of President-elect Donald Trump’s circus of a press conference on Wednesday. People die because they can’t get the prescription drugs they need.”“Sometimes he copies my statements,” Sanders added. But Sanders said Trump was generally right about the pharmaceutical industry’s power. Even with a monopoly, the sheer purchasing power of a program like Medicare can force firms into paying lower prices. Since those countries negotiate with Big Pharma, their costs are lower, and importing the medicine from abroad would cut costs.
Source: Huffington Post January 11, 2017 20:46 UTC