Drug Costs

Both parties are equally invested in finding solutions to the rising cost of medications. However, the two parties differ in how they’d like to fix it. source
Rep. Max Rose received from American Assn for Justice: $11k, American Federation of Teachers: $5k on Drug Costs
Rep. John Rose received from Pfizer Inc: $2.5k, Vanderbilt University Medical Center: $120 on Drug Costs
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Rep. Raul Ruiz received from American College of Emergency Physicians: $20k, American Academy of Family Physicians: $18.5k, American Academy of Dermatology Assn: $17k, plus $71k from others on Drug Costs
Rep. Bryan Steil received from Abbott Laboratories: $7.5k, AbbVie Inc: $2.5k, National Community Pharmacists Assn: $2.5k, plus $2.2k from others on Drug Costs
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FOR Republicans

Republicans are resistant to legislation that limits the marketplace like price cap provisions. They prefer more free market tactics like improving the accessibility of generic drugs.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus how the high costs of essential medications place a strain on low- and middle-income families. They generally support federal legislation that would regulate and price cap various medicines based on their category. source


  • Company
  • Nathanson+Hauck
  • American Assn for Justice
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Amgen Inc
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Pfizer Inc
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Academy of Dermatology Assn
  • American Medical Assn
  • Merck & Co