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Sen. Bill Cassidy: Smart, practical ways to lower drug prices

In the 1952 Oscar-winning movie “High Noon,” Gary Cooper’s face was tense and pained as he single-handedly faced a gang of killers. The pain wasn’t acting: Cooper suffered from severe stomach ulcers. He drank milk to get some relief, but clearly, the milk did not work.

Until the late 1970s, the only real option for treating ulcers was surgery. Then the blockbuster drug Tagamet was released, and the need for ulcer surgery plummeted. Now, Tagamet is sold over the counter.


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