A Price Too High: Cost, Supply, and Security Threats to Affordable Prescription Drugs

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The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs led by Senator Gary Peters had Minority Staff conduct an investigation into the crisis of unaffordable prescription drugs, widespread shortages of prescription and hospital-administered drugs, and over-reliance on foreign sources and supplies of drugs sold in the United States. The report discovered brand name drug prices continue to increase at record levels, the number and duration of drug shortages continues to rise, and the U.S. dependence on foreign sources of prescription drugs increases security risks. The report presented recommendations regarding each issue.
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