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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.

End Big Pharma’s monopolies on lifesaving drugs. Let's start with COVID.

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