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Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Comparison of Pharma Execs to Murderers

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Stephen Maturen/Stringer/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 28 July 2019 12:28 PM

Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Sunday repeated his comparison of the pharmaceutical executives who jack up the prices of life-saving drugs to murderers.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper noted that in Detroit on Saturday, Sanders made that case.

“Somebody goes out and shoots somebody they are called a murderer. We all agree with that, put them away,” Sanders said at the fundraiser. “Put them away. But what happens if somebody runs a pharmaceutical industry and artificially jacks up the price…” 

“Murderers,” the crowd answered back.

"This is a philosophical issue that we have to deal with,” Sanders said Sunday.

“In the case of insulin, people are dying, the cost has soared in recent years and you have three companies that control over 90% of the insulin market."

"If I have a product that cost me a few dollars to make, and I jack up that price, and you can't afford it, and you die, what do you call them?" he added.

The Democratic socialist has pushed for Medicare for all. 

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