I am proud that my senator, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, proposed legislation yesterday (11-29-18) that would regulate the price of drugs sold in the US to the median price of 11 other developed nations.
I heard Merkley interviewed yesterday on the Thom Hartmann podcast. He used Lantus insulin as a talking point to describe how we are being scammed by Big Pharma. The 11 comparator nations, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden, paid a median price of $62 for a vial of Lantus while we paid $373.
We need to rein in the out of control greed of Pharma.