Gillibrand unveils plan to lower drug prices

The Hill

11 July 2019 - Presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday unveiled a plan to lower drug prices and increase scrutiny of pharmaceutical companies.

Gillibrand said in a campaign statement that she would work to penalise and prosecute pharmaceutical companies when necessary, allow safe importation and negotiation of drug prices and create the position of "pharmaceutical czar" to lead audits of the industry's business practices.

“Far too often, hard-working Americans across the country are forced to make the impossible decision between paying for the medication they need, or keeping food on the table,” Gillibrand said in the statement.

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