Drug companies save lives every day. But their financial incentives may lead them to aggressively market drugs for uses beyond their original intent. We need to provide strong oversight and ensure that new medicines are used in ways that improve health and the public good. With Medicare-for-all, the government will be able to negotiate significantly lower prices on behalf of the public.
Problems to be Solved
- Some pharmaceutical companies prioritize profit over safety.
As President, I will…
- Direct the FDA and DOJ to work together to bring more criminal cases against pharmaceutical executives who use misleading marketing techniques or take shortcuts through the testing and approvals process.
- Direct the DOJ to strictly enforce all laws regarding fraudulently presenting clinical research data during the FDA approval process.
- Support a Medicare-for-all plan that will reduce drug costs for all Americans.