September 29, 2016—Nearly eight in 10 Americans (77 percent) think prescription drugs cost too much, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds.
The KKF poll adds to the growing body of evidence that Americans are fed up with drug company profiteering. The 340B drug discount program lowers drug prices for hospitals that care for large numbers of vulnerable patients as well as for small hospitals in rural America. Hospitals use the money they save to help patients pay for their drugs or to give drugs away free to the neediest. They also use 340B savings to serve more patients and improve their quality of care, just as Congress intended. Drug manufacturers are trying to quash the 340B program.
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