Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders's policies onHealthcare

Terminate exclusivity from a drug company convicted of fraud

Terminate exclusivity—a government-awarded monopoly period—from a drug company convicted of fraud.

The Sanders plan holds the pharmaceutical industry accountable when they defraud the American people. Today, nearly every major pharmaceutical company has been convicted of either civil or criminal fraud for violations including off-label promotion, kickbacks, anti-monopoly practices, and Medicare fraud.

Even though the Justice Department has won suits requiring companies to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in fines, the prescription drug companies simply treat those fines as the cost of doing business.

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