Drug Research

With drug prices spiking, Americans want more government action, new poll finds

With drug prices spiking, Americans want more government action, new poll finds

More than three in four Americans believe that prescription drug prices are unreasonable, a new poll shows.

And large majorities — including Democrats and Republicans — favor aggressive government steps to make pharmaceuticals more affordable for consumers, according to the survey by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.

The strong support for federal action comes amid a series of dramatic price spikes by drug makers, such as Mylan, the manufacturer of EpiPen, an epinephrine injectable used to counteract sometimes life-threatening allergic...

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