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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 02:08 PM

5 Ways Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Fight Against Big Pharma’s Rip-Offs

http://www.alternet.org/5-ways-bernie-sanders-leading-fight-against-big-pharmas-rip-offs

His accomplishments are impressive

Today in the US, pharmaceutical drugs are outrageously overpriced. These unfair prices are under widespread scrutiny for the first time, thanks in significant part to US senator and presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who has been vocal on the issue for years.

As it is, US citizens pay by far the highest prices in the world for their pharmaceutical medicines. As Sanders has pointed out in several speeches, as well as in the Democratic primary debates, last year almost one in five Americans ages 19 to 64 –which is 35 million people– opted not to fill their prescriptions because they did not have enough money to pay for them. ThinkProgress created the following chart to sum up the “High Cost of Prescription Drugs” in America:

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Reply 5 Ways Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Fight Against Big Pharma’s Rip-Offs (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 OP
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #1
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #3
Bjornsdotter Mar 2016 #4
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #5
AzDar Mar 2016 #2
casperthegm Mar 2016 #6
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #7

Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 02:44 PM

1. My Dad's meds

....in the future will be in the $6000 per month for one script to treat his cancer. He is fully insured however many cancer drugs are covered at a low percentage.

My plan is to take him back to Sweden, where this will not be an issue.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:03 PM

3. Lucky to have that option

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:32 PM

4. We are, but

....no one should ever have to worry about paying for their medication.

There is no reason the same cannot be done here. It's one of many reasons I support Bernie.

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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:33 PM

5. yes - me too

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 02:55 PM

2. K & R

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:38 PM

6. Thank you

And to think, "someone" implied that Sanders was a one issue candidate

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Response to casperthegm (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 03:41 PM

7. It was the Rovian approach

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