They may have plans to reduce the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, but neither candidate's proposals thus far look likely to provide substantial relief.

And one major reason is the power of the drug lobby.

Kaiser Health News reported that while Hillary Clinton does have an extensive proposal to tackle "unjustified price hikes for long-available drugs," as well as an additional proposal about high drug prices in general, Donald Trump hasn't addressed the problem with specifics other than to advocate legislative action that would let Medicare negotiate drug prices for its clients.

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