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Bernie Sanders: "In America, we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Bernie Sanders has the correct diagnosis: U.S. prescription drug prices typically highest in world

One theme Sen. Bernie Sanders has repeatedly touched on during his run for the Democratic nomination for president has been the high cost of prescription drugs. His comment during the Feb. 11 Democratic debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was typical as he rattled off a list of problems with the U.S. health care system: "In America, we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs." We asked the Sanders campaign for the source of his claim. We didn't get a response. So we searched on our own. One organization that tracks such things …

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