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With drug company lobbyists in Washington, don't expect relief on prices

With drug company lobbyists in Washington, don't expect relief on prices

To the editor: Something must be done to control the price of drugs. One would think that the drug giants would be proud of their medicines and the good they do — and they probably are. But as David Lazarus shows in his column on the major price increase for a drug used to treat a typical ear infection suffered by children, they are more driven by obscene profit. ("Martin Shkreli isn't alone in ripping off patients with crazy drug prices," Feb. 4)

Yes, it is difficult to get a new drug on the market. Research is expensive, and a reasonable amount should be...

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