A group of progressives from both the House and the Senate have put together legislation that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for American citizens. Mike Papantonio explains more.

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And finally tonight, some good news. A group of progressives from both the House and the Senate have put together legislation that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for American citizens. It’s led by Bernie Sanders in the Senate and Ro Khanna in the, in the house. The series of bills would prohibit drug companies from charging US customers more than they do other countries. Congress would finally be able to negotiate drug prices for Medicare and other government programs and allow Americans to import cheaper drugs from other countries.

At a time when huge portions of the Democratic Party are focused on attacking Trump, it’s nice to see that there are few progressive’s in that party willing to move forward on issues and ignore the distractions. Americans from all political parties want prescription drug prices reduced. But the question now is whether Republicans and corporate Democrats will side with Big Pharma or the American public. Don’t hold your breath on that one.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer".