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Sen. Braun says drugs companies need to stop acting like monopolies

Indiana Senator Mike Braun says drug companies need to quit acting like a monopoly or risk the government doing it for them.

Braun emphasizes he’s a fiscal conservative, but he says conservatism resistance to government intervention can’t extend to cases where the free market isn’t functioning freely.

He told a Facebook and telephone town hall with AARP members that’s the case with prescription drugs.

He argues with a few rare exceptions, such as laser eye surgery, the health care market lacks transparency in pricing.

He charges the industry has abused what he describes as a near-monopoly.

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