According to a recent study, approximately 45 million Americans did not fulfill their prescriptions due the cost of medication. Drug manufacturers have received a barrage of bad publicity in recent years for the skyrocketing costs of medication such as insulin or EpiPen. yet there are no mechanisms in U.S. law to place limits on what they can charge. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hope their newly revised legislation will hold manufacturers accountable by forcing them to be transparent about increases exceeding 10 percent a year or 25 percent in three years. Soledad O’Brien meets with Baldwin to discuss their bipartisan efforts, the next steps for keeping drug prices under control and how the White House is affecting Congress’ ability to move forward.

Show More

Related Videos

  • Company Covers Cost Of Rehab For Applicants And Employees

    September 22, 2018

    Company Covers Cost Of Rehab For Applicants And Employees

    September 22, 2018

    Failed drug screens aren’t just a problem for potential employees, but also the employer. ...

  • Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Her daughter’s lifesaving medication used to be affordable, just $50 for a three-month sup...

  • Meth Resurging Across America

    March 10, 2018

    Meth Resurging Across America

    March 10, 2018

    A killer drug is making a comeback – meth. Ten years ago, Congress cracked down on domesti...

  • A JOURNALIST'S 5-YEAR JOURNEY FROM HEROIN TRAFFICKERS TO AMERICA'S OBSESSION WITH PAINKILLERS

    September 16, 2017

    A JOURNALIST'S 5-YEAR JOURNEY FROM HEROIN TRAFFICKERS TO AMERICA'S OBSESSION WITH PAINKILLERS

    September 16, 2017

     It was while he spent a decade reporting on the drug trade in Mexico that journalist...

  • Former Prosecutor: Incarceration Does Not Always Make Us Safer

    May 20, 2017

    Former Prosecutor: Incarceration Does Not Always Make Us Safer

    May 20, 2017

    There’s a new mandate from Attorney General Jeff Sessions telling federal prosecutors to “...

  • Patrick Kennedy: We Must Treat Addiction Like a Chronic Disease

    April 15, 2017

    Patrick Kennedy: We Must Treat Addiction Like a Chronic Disease

    April 15, 2017

    More Americans die from drug overdose than from car crashes or gun violence. According to ...

  • Extended Interview with Dr. James E. K. Hildreth

    February 7, 2021

    Extended Interview with Dr. James E. K. Hildreth

    February 7, 2021

    Dr. James E. K. Hildreth is one of the nation’s leading immunologists and head of the Meha...

  • In Her Own Words: Blazing A Trail While on The Frontlines of the Pandemic

    February 7, 2021

    In Her Own Words: Blazing A Trail While on The Frontlines of the Pandemic

    February 7, 2021

    Applications to medical schools are surging, as more students of color are inspired to bec...

Latest

  • How California's Shrinking Sea is Polluting a Community

    October 24, 2021

    How California's Shrinking Sea is Polluting a Community

    October 24, 2021

    California's largest lake, the Salton Sea, is shrinking. One of it primary water...

  • The Soul Box Project: What 200,000 Gun Violence Victims Looks Like

    October 24, 2021

    The Soul Box Project: What 200,000 Gun Violence Victims Looks Like

    October 24, 2021

    The Soul Box Project wants you to see the consequences of gun violence. The tour...

  • Business Owners Struggling as Their Supplies are Stuck in Transit

    October 24, 2021

    Business Owners Struggling as Their Supplies are Stuck in Transit

    October 24, 2021

    Retailers are struggling to keep up with rising consumer demand. Everything, fro...

  • Thousands of U.S. Communities Without Access to Clean Water

    October 24, 2021

    Thousands of U.S. Communities Without Access to Clean Water

    October 24, 2021

    Another Michigan community is out of clean drinking water. Residents of Benton H...

  • How A New York City Restaurant is Coming Back After Letting Go of its Staff

    October 17, 2021

    How A New York City Restaurant is Coming Back After Letting Go of its Staff

    October 17, 2021

    Pandemic restrictions may be easing but U.S. businesses are struggling to get ba...

  • What’s Next on the Path for President’s Infrastructure Proposal

    October 17, 2021

    What’s Next on the Path for President’s Infrastructure Proposal

    October 17, 2021

    Democratic leaders have been trying to push the President’s $1.2 trillion infras...

  • Paving the Way for Integrated Schools Before Brown v. Board of Education

    October 17, 2021

    Paving the Way for Integrated Schools Before Brown v. Board of Education

    October 17, 2021

    Seven years before the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, officially end...

  • Rural Americans are Twice as Likely to Die From COVID Than Those in Urban Areas

    October 10, 2021

    Rural Americans are Twice as Likely to Die From COVID Than Those in Urban Areas

    October 10, 2021

    Rural Americans are being hit particularly hard by COVID-19. Since the start of ...

  • How California's Shrinking Sea is Polluting a Community

    October 24, 2021

    How California's Shrinking Sea is Polluting a Community

    October 24, 2021

    California's largest lake, the Salton Sea, is shrinking. One of it primary water...

  • The Soul Box Project: What 200,000 Gun Violence Victims Looks Like

    October 24, 2021

    The Soul Box Project: What 200,000 Gun Violence Victims Looks Like

    October 24, 2021

    The Soul Box Project wants you to see the consequences of gun violence. The tour...

  • Business Owners Struggling as Their Supplies are Stuck in Transit

    October 24, 2021

    Business Owners Struggling as Their Supplies are Stuck in Transit

    October 24, 2021

    Retailers are struggling to keep up with rising consumer demand. Everything, fro...

  • How A New York City Restaurant is Coming Back After Letting Go of its Staff

    October 17, 2021

    How A New York City Restaurant is Coming Back After Letting Go of its Staff

    October 17, 2021

    Pandemic restrictions may be easing but U.S. businesses are struggling to get ba...

  • Paving the Way for Integrated Schools Before Brown v. Board of Education

    October 17, 2021

    Paving the Way for Integrated Schools Before Brown v. Board of Education

    October 17, 2021

    Seven years before the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, officially end...

  • A Solar Solution to Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Problems

    October 10, 2021

    A Solar Solution to Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Problems

    October 10, 2021

    Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the devastation left by Hurrican...

  • Celebrating Hispanic Americans Bringing New Voices to Our Nation’s Culture

    October 3, 2021

    Celebrating Hispanic Americans Bringing New Voices to Our Nation’s Culture

    October 3, 2021

    Hispanic Heritage Month is a time each year to honor the achievements and contri...

  • In Their Own Words: The Dangers of Abortion Before It Was Legal

    October 3, 2021

    In Their Own Words: The Dangers of Abortion Before It Was Legal

    October 3, 2021

    The Supreme Court is back in session on Monday. Justices will be considering a s...

  • October 23, 2021

    October 24, 2021

    October 23, 2021

    October 24, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, a look at the supply chain crisis, as it keeps prod...

  • October 16, 2021

    October 17, 2021

    October 16, 2021

    October 17, 2021

  • October 9, 2021

    October 10, 2021

    October 9, 2021

    October 10, 2021

  • October 2, 2021

    October 3, 2021

    October 2, 2021

    October 3, 2021

  • September 25, 2021

    September 26, 2021

    September 25, 2021

    September 26, 2021

  • September 18, 2021

    September 19, 2021

    September 18, 2021

    September 19, 2021

  • September 4, 2021

    September 5, 2021

    September 4, 2021

    September 5, 2021

    This week on Matter of Fact, a look at how climate change is intensifying the de...

  • August 28, 2021

    August 29, 2021

    August 28, 2021

    August 29, 2021