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Playing politics with prescription drugs


It is no secret that prescription drug costs are high. When we hear about medications being sold for outrageous prices, it is important to remember that they aren’t necessarily special drugs for specific treatments or rare diseases. These are medicines that treat high cholesterol and blood pressure, epi-pens that save the lives of children and adults exposed to an allergen, and insulin that patients with diabetes depend upon every day. In Central Washington, we already experience provider shortages, skyrocketing deductibles, and unaffordable premiums. We must find a way to decrease drug p...

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