Bernie Sanders: Big Pharma a health hazard

Bernie Sanders: Big Pharma a health hazard
By Bay Area News Corp

(Aug. 15, 2016 1:38 p.m.) — The pharmaceutical industry has become a major health hazard to the American people.

Our nation pays — by far — the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. As a result, nearly one in five Americans cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. That is unacceptable. A lifesaving product does no good if patients cannot afford it.

A new report from Americans for Tax Fairness explains how a pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, games the system to charge high prices and then shifts the profits offshore to avoid billions in U.S. taxes.

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