“The pharmaceutical industry, the most powerful lobby in Washington, believes that their wealth and power can prevent Congress and the president from taking action to expand Medicare and lower prescription drug prices. Well, I disagree.” – @SenSandershttps://t.co/14KB9fcf6t
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) May 8, 2021
Congress must finally stand up to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. Medicare must negotiate prescription drug prices, and we must use the $ 450 billion in savings to expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision. We must also lower Medicare age eligibility.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2021
Cost to manufacture 1 vial of insulin: Around $ 6
Cost of 1 vial of insulin for consumers:
🇫🇷: $ 9
🇩🇪: $ 11
🇯🇵: $ 14
🇦🇺: $ 7
🇬🇧: $ 7
🇨🇦: $ 12
🇺🇸: $ 98
The American people should not be forced to pay the highest prices on the planet for prescription drugs.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 16, 2021