Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Angus King (I-ME) have introduced new legislation that will stop Big Pharma companies from using taxpayer money for research to develop drugs, and then charging taxpayers ridiculously high prices for the drugs they payed to have developed. The new legislation would force drug manufacturers who take federal money to develop drugs to keep their pharmaceutical prices in line with the prices they charge in other economically advanced nations. Because they charge citizens of the United States astronomically higher prices for the same drugs, this would lower drugs prices in the United States significantly.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.