Drug prices While pharmacompanies argue that other countries using price controls stifleinnovation in the creation of new drugs, progressives aren't buyingit. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Maybe it wasn't such a hot idea for pharmaceutical companies todecide to all raise prices at the same time, or to be soblatant about how profitable things are or how much they cancharge for branded drugs.

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, has teamed up with RepresentativeRo Khanna, D-CA, in offering a bill that goes after those risingprices by stripping monopoly protection from drug companies iftheir prices are judged to be too high.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.