Wealthy pharmaceutical companies have never had it so good. Record profits while dodging taxes.
In 2013, the U.S. spent nearly 40% more per person on prescriptions than Canada, the next most expensive industrialized nation.
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In 2014, the U.S. federal government paid $1 billion in government contracts to Pfizer, which has $140 billion in untaxed profits stashed offshore.
In 2015, Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli increased the cost of an HIV/AIDS drug by 4,000% – charging patients $750 per pill.
Last year, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population – 35 million people – did not fill one or more prescriptions because they could not afford it.
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