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Elizabeth Warren To Drug Companies: ‘You Didn’t Do It Alone…We Built Those Innovations Together’

Thursday, January 22, 2015 22:54
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) touted increasing spending in public medical research at a Families USA Health Action Conference at the Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday telling drug companies you “did not do it alone” and “we built those medical innovations together.”

“We celebrate the accomplishments of our pharmaceutical industry because these blockbuster drugs let people live longer, healthier lives,” Warren said. “But we are also mindful that these drug companies did not do it alone.

“Many drugs have generated billion-dollar profits and are used by millions of consumers that don’t just appear overnight,” Warren said. “Rarely do they appear as a result of a single giant company’s individual genius.

“Drug companies make great contributions, but so do taxpayers,” Warren said. “In other words, we built those medical innovations together.”

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