Blister pack with dollars instead of pills Adopting a system to link drug prices in the U.S. to average prices in other countries would have a huge impact on the problem of high drug prices. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Progress on reducing high prescription drug prices looks to be one of many victims of the impeachment firestorm now gripping Washington, D.C. The irony is that a new report from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives highlighted a rare area of agreement between Republicans and Democrats—a possible path to setting lower prices for prescription drugs.

High drug prices are widely considered to be one of the biggest burdens on both consumers and employer-based health plans when it comes to health care costs, and the new report suggests that adopting a system to link drug prices in the U.S. to average prices in other countries would have a huge impact on the problem.

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