Bernie Sanders takes on the problem with prescription drug cost in America

Sick of Big Pharma’s Greed: Americans are dying. We must import cheaper drugs from Canada.

The American people are sick and tired of getting ripped off by the pharmaceutical industry which, next to Wall Street, is one of the most powerful and greedy forces in our country.

Each and every day my office hears from Americans who cannot afford their prescription drugs. People are having to choose between buying food or buying the medicine they need. Seniors are forced to split their pills in half. Some have lost their homes and declared bankruptcy because of their medical bills.

Others are getting much sicker than they should because of these outrageously high prices. One woman said that her family couldn’t sleep in their car after losing their house because they had to sell the car, and her wedding ring, just to pay for their prescription drugs.

Today, the American people are starting to ask the questions that need to be asked:

Why is it that the United States pays, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs?