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Turing Pharmaceuticals headquarters
...Most of the hearing, which was described as the first in a series, was devoted to looking at the impact of the sudden price increases on doctors, patients and hospitals."
eye'm thynkin': While its nice to know our Senators are aware of the drug price gouging some Americans are facing, I would suggest their time would be better spent actually doing something more than tsk-tsking about it.
How about a bill that reduces all U.S. drug prices to the lower costs currently enjoyed in foreign countries? I think U.S. patients have been subsidizing pharmaceutical costs in Europe and elsewhere long enough. Oh, and a rider that restricts the percentage the cost can be raised annually would be nice too.
Yes, I am aware of how unrealistic that is. It's almost as unrealistic as expecting Washington to produce a solution of their own.
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