High Drug Prices Hurt Black Community

High Drug Prices Hurt Black Community

By Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)

Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes. Clinton has done everything his doctors asked—he eats well, he exercises and he takes his medication. Although Clinton has employer-sponsored health insurance, the cost of his medication—more than $1,000 each year—places a significant burden on his finances.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said that high prescription drug prices have a severe impact on the African American community.

Mr. Crawley is not alone. Over the past decade, 90 percent of brand name drugs have more than  …

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