Recently there have been TV commercials saying we should avoid government negotiation of drug prices. The commercials say this stymies competition and would lead to higher prices.
It is hard to see why this would happen in view of the fact that those countries that do negotiate and demand reasonable prices on a nationwide basis have drugs for much lower costs than is true here in America.
It is often said that lower prices would seriously hamper research, but much of the funding for drug research comes from government grants and from nonprofit organizations to which we all contribute. It's time that our representatives start representing us and not the lobbyists who are so generous with their contributions.
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