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Who’s at Fault for High Drug Prices? Congress, in Part

Lawmakers are venting over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror. Republican- and Democratic-controlled congresses, and presidents of both parties, may have set the stage for the startling price increases that have consumers on edge. In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead...

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