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.
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.
When limiting the price on live saving drugs you are allowing all people who need them to get. That cuts from the budget somewhere else, prices of normal Rx drugs will increase to make up for that. The amount of everyday average Rx being bought everyday is much high percentage than these "life saving drugs" so the price increases will be noticeable but will not be detrimental to peoples wallets.
Drug prices should be kept low so that people can afford other things and not blow the remainder of their checks on their medicine. You should also be given a card that allows people to buy opioids, that will expire at the estimated end of treatment.
Yes, and funding should be provided to make more cheap medicine readily available along with healthcare and hospital/doctor care. Medicine and healthcare should not be socialized, and the drug companies should be able to negotiate prices with providers and the government.
The historical activity of users engaging with this question.
Loading the political themes of users that engaged with this discussion