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No, limiting drug prices would also limit the investment in research and development into new life-saving drugs
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I am tired of the sheeple thinking the government is the answer to anything. we need to grow up and do it ourself. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Strawberry, AZ
The government would not have to regulate any drug price if the insurance industry did not exist. Drug companies would be bankrupt if anyone had to pay OOP for drugs. 3 years ago from a Republican in Roscommon, MI
No but they should enforce antitrust laws to prevent pharmacies from hiking their prices with impunity. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Mesa, AZ
Only after financial data is given to the public that supports the set price. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Columbia, MD
Only to a certain degree, the company has to make a profit to pay it's bills too but shouldn't jeopardize life for the sake of stock holders. 3 years ago from a Republican in Atlanta, GA
Yes, they should not allow companies to buy up patents and turn around and sell the drugs at ridiculous profit margins, especially drug research funded by the government. If the research is privately funded, that should not be as tightly regulated. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Bartlesville, OK
Ban drug marketing and the billions spend per year on healthcare advertising. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Gastonia, NC
Yes and the government should invest in researching new life-saving drugs. 3 years ago from a Green in Moscow, ID
Yes, but only life-saving drugs and a fair profit margin slightly higher than typical for industry should be targeted to encourage further investment in life-saving drugs. 3 years ago from a Republican in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Drug companies should be treated as monopolies. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Carmel Valley Village, CA
Open up the market completely, so that other companies can create similar products and sell them cheaper, driving the prices down. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Fort Collins, CO
No, but they should be able to step in if prices are out of hand. 3 years ago from a Green in Walnut Creek, CA
It is not good to have government regulate private business but put a cap on profits. a percentage above cost and kept affordable. 3 years ago from a Republican in Los Angeles, CA
The FDA is a joke and, in many ways, makes it very difficult for any competition the exist. This, and the existence of third party payments enable the sole proprietor of the pharmaceutical agent to charge essentially what he wishes. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Aurora, CO
Only if they also enforce that research be published according to the difference in rates of increase in pharmaceutical prices and the inflation rate nationally. 3 years ago from a Republican in Marysville, WA