U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Texas, said it was “an outrageous price for a very modest drug, which taxpayer funding saved from a scrap heap of failures.”
Break the Monopolies
The drug industry spends millions on ads and marketing and they jack up drug prices on the rest of us.
With millions of Americans at risk to COVID-19, this is something we should all care about.
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The government could break the monopolies around any drug at any time, and stop the price gouging. It could save people’s lives. They just need the will to do it. So let's tell them.
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The US government has the authority under existing law to break patent monopolies.
Few have spoken out against the protections that were designed to ensure equitable access to lifesaving medicines — at least publicly.
A guest columnist who lives with sickle cell anemia urges the Trump administration to invoke the Government Patent Use statute, which could hold down outlandish prices on prescription medications.
The claim that the U.S. government has no control over drug prices is, simply put, a lie. But it isn’t a new lie. It’s one that millions of Americans have already been living with for decades.