AT A GLANCE: Corporate Power, Public Power, and the Future of Prescription Drug Policy in the United States

December 5, 2019

Today’s pharmaceutical industry is failing most Americans. The structure of laws, regulations, and institutions that shape corporate decision-making drive runaway profits rather than improve patient health. Transforming this broken system requires using the tools of government in expansive ways—a “one-two punch”—by reining in the industry’s extractive practices through stiffer market regulation and deploying the power of government to ensure access to affordable medicines.