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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is taking on skyrocketing prescription drug costs. In a visit to Peoria's OSF Children's Hospital, he called for increased transparency from pharmaceutical companies when advertising directly to consumers......


While they are dramatically increasing prices on patients and the federal government, Durbin says the pharmaceutical industry spends more than $5 billion on advertising drugs to consumers and more than $20 billion in aggressive marketing to prescribers. Durbin says soaring prescription costs for Vitamin K are one example of the problem.....


Durbin is also calling for the Food and Drug Administration to intervene when it comes to shortages of EpiPens and other critical medicines.

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