Protesters demand drugmakers negotiate lower medication prices

Protesters rallied Thursday at pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Rahway headquarters calling for it to cooperate with Medicare and negotiate lower prices for the nation’s most expensive drugs. Merck is leading a court battle to block a Biden administration initiative to make medicines more affordable for the 65 million people on Medicare.

“It is because of price-gouging and greed. There is no reason we cannot have fair and affordable drug prices,” said Maura Collinsgru of New Jersey Citizen Action.

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