Sen. Bernie Sanders' DNC speech tackles high prescription drug costs: 4 things to know

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and condemned high prescription drug prices during his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.

Here are four arguments Mr. Sanders raised about high prescription drug costs:

  1. Millions of seniors, disabled vets and other individuals struggle with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs.|

  2. Americans pay the highest prices in the world for medicine.

  3. Medicare needs to negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry.

  4. Drug companies should not be making billions of dollars in profits when 1 in 5 Americans cannot afford the treatments they need.

NPR posted Mr. Sanders' full speech here.

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