Bernie Sanders: “We bought insulin in Canada for 10 percent of what it costs in the United States of America.”

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The pharmaceutical industry is prepared to spend unlimited sums of money in order to defeat us and protect their profits.

There’s only one way we can take them on and win, and that is together. Chip in today to help end the greed of the drug companies.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019 – MESSAGE FROM BERNIE SANDERS: “Today I took people with diabetes across the border from Detroit to Canada to buy insulin — medication they need to survive.

In the United States, a single vial of insulin costs on average $340. But in Canada, the same exact drug is just $30.

Quinn showing Bernie her insulin on the way to Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.
Quinn showing Bernie her insulin on the way to Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.

Why? Because the United States is the only major country on earth that lets drug companies charge whatever they want.

One in four people with diabetes ration their insulin because it is so expensive. That means American people die because of corporate greed.

Jillian talking to Bernie about her insulin on the bus ride to Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.
Jillian talking to Bernie about her insulin on the bus ride to Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.

So I took people with diabetes to a pharmacy in Windsor, Ontario — just a 20 minute drive from Detroit — to buy the drugs they need to survive.

Inside the pharmacy Bernie visited in Canada today, where drugs cost one-tenth the price of what they cost in the United States. Photo by Bernie Sanders.
Inside the pharmacy Bernie visited in Canada today, where drugs cost one-tenth the price of what they cost in the United States. Photo by Bernie Sanders.

While we were there, people were able to buy the same drugs at one-tenth of the cost. One family from Indiana told me in the pharmacy that they skip paying their electric bill in order to pay for their son’s insulin. They paid $1,000 today for six months of insulin. It would have cost them $10,000 in the United States.

This family saved $9,000 by buying insulin in Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.
This family saved $9,000 by buying insulin in Canada. Photo by Bernie Sanders.

We have to ask ourselves why this is possible. And it is because of two factors: the greed of the pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the fact that these companies buy off politicians who will protect their greed.

These lower prices are possible in Canada because that country negotiates drug prices with drug companies. They have the common sense to say that drug company profits are not more important than the lives of their citizens.

Bernie speaking outside of the pharmacy. Photo by Bernie Sanders.
Bernie speaking outside of the pharmacy. Photo by Bernie Sanders.

The United States must negotiate for lower drug prices, and it must allow cheaper drugs to be imported from other countries.

Our job now is to end the incredible corruption and greed in the pharmaceutical industry.

You recently signed my petition calling on Congress to let the U.S. government negotiate with drugmakers for lower prices. That’s important, because the only way we will bring about change is if we’re in this together.

When we are in the White House, we will take on Big Pharma and we will win. Thank you for being a part of this.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders”

Saturday, March 2, 2019. Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, New York City. U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to the more than 10 thousand people at Brooklyn College. This was the first event of his 2020 presidential campaign. And although it was very cold, people were happy to be there. It was a very special moment in the history of our country. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, March 2, 2019. Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, New York City. U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to the more than 10 thousand people at Brooklyn College. This was the first event of his 2020 presidential campaign. And although it was very cold, people were happy to be there. It was a very special moment in the history of our country. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

The pharmaceutical industry is prepared to spend unlimited sums of money in order to defeat us and protect their profits.

There’s only one way we can take them on and win, and that is together. Chip in today to help end the greed of the drug companies.

Click here to support Bernie Sanders.

Saturday, March 2, 2019. Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, New York City. It was very cold, but more than 10 thousand supporters of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attended the rally. This was the first event of his 2020 presidential campaign. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, March 2, 2019. Brooklyn College. Brooklyn, New York City. It was very cold, but more than 10 thousand supporters of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attended the rally. This was the first event of his 2020 presidential campaign. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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