Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democratic lawmakers are cranking up the heat on President Trump to address high prescription drug costs. Sanders introduced a bill that would allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies, as long as they meet certain safety standards. Trump shouldn't hesitate to support it, lawmakers said, because he campaigned on the promise to bring down drug prices. The Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America say drugs from other countries do not necessarily meet the U.S. safety standards and could "taint our medical supply." Sanders said he expects the drug lobby to put up a big fight, but that he will win this time.
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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.