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New drug pricing scheme betrays Trump's promise to fight socialism


October 10, 2019

By Jeff Dunetz

Americans pay nearly twice as much for advanced drugs as Europeans. It's unfair that we foot the lion's share of the bill for drug research and development, while our supposed allies use socialist price controls to shirk their share of the burden.

The president's advisers will soon release a plan to combat this freeloading -- but it falls short. It wouldn't hold our allies accountable. It'd merely reward their mooching behavior while hurting American patients.

The plan would change how Medicare "Part B" pays for advanced physician-administered drugs. Patients depend on Pa...

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