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Eve Marcum-Atkinson: Solutions on drug costs within reach

“It’s an election year, and lawmakers are telling us what we want to hear to get our votes. And like every other election year, they tell us how seriously they take the high price of prescription drugs. In one poll, 91% of voters considered the excruciating burden of prescription drug costs one of the top issues again this year.

But for all the campaign promises we have been hearing for decades, very little has been actually done to take this burden off of the shoulders of American families. With inflation adding extra financial stress to all of us, it is important to point out that drug corporations have been raising prices faster than inflation for years, while people of all ages struggle to keep up or are forced to choose between medicine and other basic necessities.”