On September 24, President Ronald Reagan signed the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act. Better known by the name of its two sponsors, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA).
On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects one of America's most pressing issues: the rising cost of prescription drugs.
The U.S. is actively negotiating with Mexico and Canada to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Provisions under discussion would increase brand-name drug exclusivity (monopolies).
Prescription drugs treat conditions and improve patient health. But when drug prices are too high, access to medicines becomes out of reach for far too many patients.