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Letter to the Editor - Promises made should be promises kept when it comes to drug prices


Last updated 7/28/2022 at 7:25pm

Dear Editor:

Talk is cheap, but prescription medicines are not. Millions of people can’t afford to keep paying what drug corporations charge for basic medicines like insulin or asthma inhalers, much less specialty cancer drugs or Alzheimer’s pills.

Pharmaceutical companies are price gouging people who depend on life-saving medications simply because they can. Patients in the United States are paying twice what people in other nations pay for the same drugs.

For over a decade, politicians have promised to lower drug prices and make medicines more affordable. Candidates from both parti...

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