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Sens. Sanders and Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Cut Drug Prices in Half 

HeadlineFeb 10, 2022

Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have unveiled a bill that would slash prescription drug prices in half, and are calling on Democrats to debate and vote on the legislation. Sanders spoke from the Senate floor Wednesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Let me tell you why we pay the highest prices in the world, why people in America die because they can’t afford prescription drugs. And the answer has everything to do with a corrupt political system in which over the past 20 years the pharmaceutical industry has spent over four-and-a half billion — not million, four-and-a-half billion — dollars on lobbying and hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Yes, you heard that correctly.”

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