A No Vote on High Drug Prices

The Senate voted 96-1 on Thursday for a Food and Drug Administration bill.  The legislation would perpetuate a system that makes Americans pay far more for medicine than people anywhere else. Sen. Bernie Sanders voted no. "The most pressing prescription drug issue in our country today is that Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for their medicine and millions of people cannot afford the medications their doctors prescribe.  I voted against this bill because it does far too little to address this crisis while it perpetuates a prescription drug system that continues to fail the American people," Sanders said.