the Cost of
Seniors in America pay more for prescription drugs than
anywhere else in the world. In Canada, seniors pay almost
half as much as Americans for the same drugs. Meanwhile,
the profits of drug companies are soaring to record levels.
Wellstone is fighting on many fronts to lower the price
of prescription drugs:
Undercover Attempts by the Drug Companies to Extend Their Patents
Wellstone worked to stop drug companies from extending their patents
on popular and expensive drugs. He stopped an extension for Claritin
saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Prescription Drugs Under Medicare
Paul Wellstone is fighting for a real prescription drug benefit
the Purchasing Power of Medicare Recipients to Negotiate Lower
Paul Wellstone is working to lower prices by using the purchasing
power of the 40 million Americans on Medicare to negotiate lower
Americans to Re-import Prescription Drugs from Canada
Canadian seniors pay half what Americans pay for the same drugs.
Wellstone fought to lower the cost of prescription drugs, by allowing
individuals and pharmacies to import FDA-approved medications.
Taxpayer Subsidies For Drug Company Advertising
Paul has proposed a bill that would not allow a pharmaceutical
company to deduct any costs of marketing that exceeds what they
spend on research and development.
Not Privatize, Social Security
his opponent, Paul Wellstone opposes any attempt to privatize
Social Security. He is opposed to taking away the guaranteed benefit
and exposing seniors to the risks and fluctuations of the stock
market. Social Security works, and Paul Wellstone will fight to
protect and strengthen the Social Security system, not undermine
the Highest Standards for Nursing Homes
Wellstone voted to maintain strong Federal nursing home standards.
Paul Wellstone stood up for Minnesota's seniors and opposed Republican
attacks on nursing home standards. He opposed allowing states
to obtain waivers that could weaken the enforcement of nursing
and paid for by Wellstone for Senate, Rick Kahn, Treasurer.
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