Conservative Democrats have been fighting to keep a drug price negotiation provision out of the reconciliation bill.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is rejecting a drug-pricing proposal supported by nearly 90 percent of voters.
Two Democrats oppose a plan to let Medicare directly negotiate prescription drug prices, which could lower costs.
Pharma “owns the Republican Party,” Sanders said, but there’s “no excuse” for Democrats to oppose lowering drug prices.
If they vote with conservatives, they are conservatives.
The two companies are already expected to rake in tens of billions of dollars this year from vaccine sales.
The U.S. government owns the patent for critical spike-protein technology utilized in the development of COVID vaccines.
Billions of people still haven’t received their first dose due to their inability to access a COVID vaccine.
One company, Novo Nordisk, spent twice as much on executive pay and buying back its own stock as it did on research.
AIDS researcher Sam Friedman discusses the lessons learned from the movement to lower prices for vital AIDS treatments.