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Blumenthal provides common-sense solution to drug-pricing crisis

Prescription drug prices are rising across the country, leaving millions of patients struggling to afford life-saving medications. As the New York Times pointed out in a recent editorial, Americans have seen prices on their prescription rise four times faster than inflation in the last six months. One of the principal causes for this outrageous increase is the abuse of American’s patent system perpetuated by the big drug companies. Big Pharma manipulates the patent system to maintain their expansive drug monopolies and keep generic competition out of the marketplace.