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Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Want Restraints On Drug Prices

An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursday.

Eighty-two percent of those polled said they want Medicare to negotiate prices with the companies, which Congress does not allow. Seventy-eight percent favored limiting the amount companies can charge for high-cost drugs, such as those that fight cancer or hepatitis, according to the poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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