Tell Congress to Regulate Prescription Drug Prices

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, demanding that they pass legislation to regulate prescription drug prices and end price gouging. 

[Update: We have surpassed 2000 signatures! NationofChange is sending a letter to Congress with your signatures attached, asking them to regulate prescription drug prices. We will continue to send letters for every 1000 signatures.]

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Americans pay, by far, the highest prices for prescription drugs in the entire world. 

Access to health care is a human right, and that should include affordable prescription drugs. Yet we have companies like Mylan, Turing Pharmaceuticals, and Ariad Pharmaceuticals that love to hike drug prices up. This means that many life saving drugs have become unaffordable for the average American family.

Last year, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 per pill to $750.00 — overnight. 

Prices for drugs overall have increased more than tenfold between the year 2000 and today. The average price of cancer drugs is increasing by over $8,000 a year.

It is time for Congress to pass legislation to regulate pharmaceutical drug prices and end price gouging. This should also include things such as allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, allowing the importation of cancer drugs across U.S. borders for personal use, legislation that prevents drug companies from delaying access to generic drugs and extending the life of drug patents, and creating an FDA approval group or mechanism that can estimate and propose a fair price for new treatments.


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  • Is anyone surprised that another of Trumps picks is the bitch of the industry and corporations he is supposed to regulate? Gottlieb made more than $3 million in 2016 alone from speaking fees, consulting arrangements with drug companies, board memberships, and work with healthcare-focused investment firms. Now, he is supposed to be in our corner to oversee and regulate these creepy corporations for us? (Kind of sounds like Hillary Clinton, doesn’t it.)
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