"The health care industry will be advertising tonight on this program,” Sanders told moderator Jake Tapper. “They will be advertising tonight with that talking point.”
Many with diabetes, faced with tripling insulin prices, are now forced to choose between life and rent.
The senator wants legislation and a hearing to address pharmaceutical companies' role in the opioid epidemic.
The one thing drug companies are not very good at is developing better drugs. Tried and true meds are often much better, and always much cheaper, than the hyped stuff you see on TV on get from your doctor. Be informed.
Pharmaceutical companies poured tens of millions of dollars into the campaign to stop Proposition 61.
The pharmaceutical industry has had a rough go of it lately. Between negative headlines (with the recent Mylan EpiPen controversy only the latest controversy), congressional inquiries and calls from insurers and the medical community to defend the price of medications, today's value-focused healthcare landscape presents an unprecedented set of challenges for the sector.
But the bigger story might be what the agency isn't doing.
"We all need to pay attention."
An illegal grower can grow for less money and can generally sell cheaper than good legal cannabis.
German drugmaker Bayer is the buyer.