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Lower drug costs now through a pharmaceutical public option

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 19 released the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” (H.R. 3), which would institute a series of measure read more
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The Case for a Public Option for the Drug Industry

Under siege from thousands of lawsuits from federal, state, and local governments for its role in the deadly opioid addiction crisis, drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma reached read more
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Combatting the care crisis

As the home care industry faces a labor shortage, hospitals and health systems could use their status as anchor institutions to bolster the sector and improve community well-being.  read more
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The US should be producing the HIV prevention drug its research helped create

We could just about end the spread of HIV if Truvada was affordable to everyone who should be taking it. This is why we need a public option to ensure broad, long-term access to essential medicines. read more
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A people’s state of the nation

The United States is at the very bottom in many key measures of social and economic well-being, including poverty, inequality, and longevity. No wonder Americans are frustrated and angry. read more
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The Warren/Schakowsky public pharma bill: a good first step

Warren and Schakowsky’s bill, by putting public manufacturing for the public good on the table as a real option, represents an important advance, but there are further important opportunities to expand the scope and impact of public pharma that we should not neglect.  read more
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A Nobel Prize-winning cancer therapy will be unaffordable for most Americans. Public pharmaceuticals can help change that.

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cancer immunotherapies should remind us that life-saving innovations are financially out of reach for most patients in the United States. That’s why we need public pharmaceutical companies that could affordably produce and distribute these medications. read more
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Public Pharmaceuticals As An Antidote to Big Pharma’s Market Failure

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. read more
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It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Drug companies are hated for a reason—they exist to maximize profits, not make us healthier. It’s time to put them under public control. read more