Outdated Drug Patent System Fueling High Healthcare Costs

Our drug patent system is antiquated, causing the price of medication to rise. Thirty-four million Americans lost a family member or friend in the last five years, not because a treatment didn’t exist, but because they couldn’t afford it. Rising drug costs are pushing families into homelessness, seniors into bankruptcy and parents to crowdfunding treatment for critically ill children. Is this the world we want to live in? We as Americans need to better understand this issue and how we can take action, and force change.

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