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NEWS: Bernie Sanders and President Biden Fire Warning Shot to Big Pharma in New Joint Op-Ed

WASHINGTON, July 2 – President of the United States, Joe Biden, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Sen. Bernie Sanders, today released a joint op-ed calling on Novo Nordisk and other pharmaceutical companies to stop ripping off the American people and substantially reduce the price of Ozempic, Wegovy, and other prescription drugs.

Since taking the gavel, Chairman Sanders has led the HELP Committee in continued efforts to address the absurdity that the U.S. pays, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs – including up to 10 to 15 times more for Ozempic and Wegovy compared to other countries.

On April 24, Sanders launched a HELP Committee investigation into the outrageously high prices of Ozempic and Wegovy in the U.S. – blockbuster prescription drugs that millions of Americans struggling with diabetes and obesity desperately need. Last month, Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Jørgensen agreed to voluntarily testify on this issue before the Committee on September 24, 2024.

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